Percy Harvin had appendectomy, tumor removed during time off

Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Following his Seattle debut Sunday, the wide receiver revealed previously unknown operations he'd undergone since his last football action a year ago.

Percy Harvin returned to football Sunday afternoon, finally making his debut with the Seattle Seahawks after sitting out the first 10 weeks of the season following offseason hip surgery.

Hip surgery was not the only procedure the wide receiver underwent in his time off, he revealed in the aftermath of the Seahawks 41-20 win over the Minnesota Vikings. Harvin said he had an appendectomy in November 2012 and a tumor removed last offseason, according to Liz Matthews of ESPN 710.

Harvin, who had one catch for 17 yards and an electric 58-yard punt return against his former team, told the media about the operations in the locker room after the game. His apendectomy -- the removal of the appendix -- occurred after he was placed on the Vikings' injured reserve last season. He did not elaborate on the tumor or its severity.

Sunday was the first action the fifth-year pro had seen since Nov. 4, 2012, when an ankle injury ended his season for the Vikings. He was shipped to Seattle in a blockbuster trade in March and was expected to become Russell Wilson's top target, but that plan was put on hold after he opted to undergo hip surgery in August.

Harvin's one catch of the night was a highlight reel one-hand snag. Expect his workload to increase as he continues to shake off the rust.

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