Harvin, one of the NFL's most versatile wide receivers, was
injured during the first half of Saturday's playoff win over New
Orleans when he hit his head on the turf after jumping for a pass in
the end zone.
He had earlier left the field but returned after being leveled by
Saints' safety Rafael Bush, who was fined $21,000 on Friday by the
NFL for the illegal hit.
"It's super-disappointing for Percy," said Seahawks head coach Pete
"But we have functioned the way we function because we don't let
things like that get to us and disturb us, and how we're thinking,
and how we're preparing and all that. We would love to have him, but
not this time."
Harvin, who missed most of the season after undergoing hip surgery,
had three receptions for 21 yards and one rush for nine yards
against New Orleans, his second game of the season.
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Seattle, the NFC's top-seeded team, hosts the San Francisco
49ers with a berth in the February 2 Super Bowl on the line.
The NFL also handed out fines of $7,875 to Carolina cornerback
Josh Thomas (unsportsmanlike conduct), San Francisco 49ers
running back Frank Gore (face mask violation) and Indianapolis
Colts cornerback Darius Butler (unnecessary roughness) from last
week's playoff games.
(Reporting by Frank Pingue in Toronto;
editing by Gene
Cherry and Peter Rutherford)
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