RENTON, Wash. -- Seattle Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin is officially out for Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the 49ers.
Coach Pete Carroll made the formal announcement shortly after practice here Friday, a decision that came as no surprise.
Harvin sustained a concussion last Saturday in the divisional round game against the New Orleans Saints and had yet to get clearance from doctors to return from practice.
"Obviously, we miss Percy Harvin a lot,'' quarterback Russell Wilson said. "We missed him all year. He's a tremendous football player. He knows how to play the game -- so physical, so fast. He brings an excitement to the game.
"But we played without him all year. And obviously, his health comes first."
Sidelined by a hip injury for all but one game during the regular season, Harvin missed both of Seattle's games against the 49ers. While with the Minnesota Vikings in 2012, Harvin had 89 receiving yards in a Week 3 victory over the 49ers.