Bryan Altman, CBS Local Sports
When he’s been healthy Percy Harvin has been one of the most dynamic and exciting NFL players to watch since he entered the league in 2009. The problem is Harvin hasn’t been healthy for much of his career.
Now, at the age of 27 there’s a chance that a nagging hip injury that has plagued Harvin since even as far back as high school could force him to retire.
A report from Vic Carruci of the Buffalo News has stated that the reason Harvin didn’t join the rest of his team on a flight to London to battle the Jacksonville Jaguars this coming weekend is due to that same hip injury, which could cause him to miss significant time and even undergo season-ending surgery.
The report has drastically altered the conversation from earlier in the week, when Bills’ head coach Rex Ryan said “I don’t know” when asked to explain Harvin’s absence from the team. Originally, it was reported that Harvin wasn’t making the trip due to “personal reasons” as well.
Now another report has surfaced from ESPN’s Adam Schefter, who is reporting that Harvin is “not considering retirement,” but is becoming “increasingly frustrated” with the ongoing knee and hip issues.
Either way, it’s another unfortunate setback for someone who was once one of the most promising young receivers in the league. The Bills signed Harvin to a one-year contract for $5 million this offseason, making the wideout an unrestricted free agent at the end of the year.
Bryan Altman is, for some reason, an unabashed fan of the Rangers, Jets and Mets. If he absolutely had to pick a basketball team it would be the Knicks, but he’d gladly trade them for just one championship for either of his other three teams.