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07:26 AM ET 01.14 | On Saturday, which will give him another day to recover, Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin, after multiple big hits, was knocked out of their divisional round game with a concussion. For now, it's too early to know whether Harvin will be cleared to play on Sunday against the 49ers. Per a league source, Harvin engaged in baseline testing on Monday, which involves comparing his current cognitive abilities to prior measurements taken at a time when he was not concussed. He'll have to be cleared by an independent neurologist both to practice and then separately to play. At one point, it was essentially presumed that a player who suffers a concussion would miss one game. At some point, the presumption flipped, with players routinely returning from a concussion in a week.

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January 14, 2014  07:30 AM ET

He'll last three plays.

January 14, 2014  07:32 AM ET

He looked like a pin ball machine.

January 14, 2014  07:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

He'll last three plays.

Barely did that last weekend.

January 14, 2014  07:53 AM ET

Percy is damaged goods, as they say in Brooklyn, Wait Till Next Year!!!!

January 14, 2014  08:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Barely did that last weekend.

And no way in hell did he past any concussion test with those two hits.

January 14, 2014  08:17 AM ET

They #@%^ed him up that game. The safeties were lying in wait for him to even sniff the ball so they could punish him.

January 14, 2014  08:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

They #@%^ed him up that game. The safeties were lying in wait for him to even sniff the ball so they could punish him.

he took a lickin' and didn't keep on tickin'.

January 14, 2014  08:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

he took a lickin' and didn't keep on tickin'.

Ha!

January 14, 2014  08:33 AM ET

The Vikings haven't done too many things right lately, but trading Harvin was one of them.

January 14, 2014  08:47 AM ET

Hamstrings, concussions, and migraines. It's always something with this guy. He seems to be very talented but can't stay on the field. That hit that knocked him out of the game was brutal, he never saw it coming.

January 14, 2014  08:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

He'll last three plays.

including if the Seahawks start out of defense.

January 14, 2014  08:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

They #@%^ed him up that game. The safeties were lying in wait for him to even sniff the ball so they could punish him.

The Niners won't be any nicer to him, if he plays at all.

January 14, 2014  08:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

He'll last three plays.

He'll get hurt running out of the tunnel.

January 14, 2014  08:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

He'll get hurt running out of the tunnel.

One of those Seattle "earthquakes" will knock him over. Boom. Done.

January 14, 2014  09:18 AM ET

In Minnesota Percy had migraines almost every week that kept him from playing, and now comes concussions is Seattle. The man played in one game during the regular season and it was against the Vikings who he had a hard on against. The trade during the draft looks like it turned out one-sided with the Vikings getting the Hawks first round pick for Harvin and selected Patterson from Tennessee and his season speaks for himself.

January 14, 2014  09:18 AM ET

The Saints were trying to kill him this past weekend.

January 14, 2014  09:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

The Saints were trying to kill him this past weekend.

Definitely.
Made me wonder if Greg Williams put on his Rob Ryan costume and offered Bush some money for a good hit on Harvin.
Saints players can't deny they weren't expecting Harvin to play and with all the hype it showed in the game. There is a thin line between enforcing your presence in the middle of the field on defense and taking a guys head off and the safety for the saints definitely crossed it.
The only thing I could say is that on the first hit (third play of the game) it looked to me like the safety (#25) was aiming for low neck area when Harvin went to go dip his shoulder, he couldn't get his feet under him and he propelled his head first causing the helmet-to-helmet hit but if Bush(think that was the safeties name) had went for the gut instead this tackle would've come towards the lower chest.
I'd be suprised if the safety doesn't get a big fine and a suspension here. Playoffs are a different matter, emotions are high and professionals have to act like professionals on and off the field.

January 14, 2014  09:40 AM ET

The team would be smart to make Harvin sit out or risk getting creamed and his career getting straight ended from a hit from Whitner and Co.

January 14, 2014  09:52 AM ET

On the plus side, every year Harvin wins the "Mr. Salty Broken Pretzel Award". Honestly, he is absolutely jinxed. If the ref throws a penalty flag and hits Percy, he's out for three weeks. In a few years it will be interesting to compare career stats between Harvin and Patterson.

 
January 14, 2014  09:53 AM ET

A bit of copy and paste here.

Fans can still purchase tickets through resellers and through Ticketmaster, though the prices are already exorbitant ??? from $464 for a nosebleed seat all the way up to $122,000 (!) for a seat near the end zone at CenturyLink.

Am I reading this right, is it a typo? Almost 1/8 of a million dollars to watch a football game. Are you freaking kidding me. That seat better be real nice, and come with a complementary Lear jet, Limo, and a couple smoking hot bimbo's.

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