Seahawks receiver fails a fitness test regarding a head injury.
Seattle Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin will not play in Sunday’s National Football League playoff game against San Francisco because of a head injury, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Friday.
Carroll said Harvin, who was struck in the head by New Orleans defensive back Rafael Bush last weekend, will not complete the NFL’s concussion safety protocol in time to be able to play for the Seahawks.
“It’s super disappointing for Percy,” Carroll said. “He wants to play. He will be back at practice next week.”
Harvin, who played the past four seasons for Minnesota, missed 15 games with a hip injury this season and made only one regular-season reception for 17 yards.
But in last week’s playoff win over the Saints, Harvin caught three passes for 21 yards and ran once for nine yards.
Seattle will face the 49ers for the third time this season, this time hosting San Francisco in the National Conference championship game to decide a berth in Super Bowl 48.
The Seahawks-49ers winner will meet the American Conference champion, either Denver or New England, on February 2 at East Rutherford, New Jersey in the annual gridiron title spectacle.