The veteran wide receiver has been ruled out for Sunday's pivotal NFC West showdown against the San Francisco 49ers due to lingering hip discomfort.
The announcement wasn't a huge surprise after Harvin sat out practices on Thursday and Friday. He's played in just one game this season, a Week 11 win over the Minnesota Vikings in which he finished with a 17-yard reception and a 58-yard kickoff return. The hip issue quickly resurfaced.
Harvin underwent hip surgery on Aug. 1, nearly five months after the Seahawks gave up three draft picks -- including a 2014 first-rounder -- to acquire the speedy playmaker in a deal with the Minnesota Vikings.
The Seahawks could clinch home-field advantage throughout the playoffs as soon as next week. It remains a very real possibility we won't see Harvin on the field before the second round of the postseason.
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