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Harvin surgery goes “very well,” Seahawks “hopeful” he returns this season

Percy Harvin, Pete Carroll AP

Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin had surgery on his ailing hip and nothing doctors found forced the team to change its belief that Harvin will be able to help the team at some point this season.

Coach Pete Carroll told reporters that Harvin’s surgery went “very well” and that the team is “hopeful” that he’ll be able to return to the team later this season.

“There’s a long rehab process coming up,” Carroll said, via Curtis Crabtree of PFT and 950 KJR in Seattle. “He’s gonna be in NY for a couple of weeks to start of the rehab and then we’ll have him back here in due time. We don’t have any dates or timelines or that kind of stuff, but we’re gonna be very optimistic and hope he’ll be back as soon as possible.”

If the Seahawks follow through on their plan to keep Harvin on the PUP list into the regular season, as soon as possible would be for the seventh game of the season. Most reports indicate a longer absence for Harvin, however, with late November being frequently mentioned as a realistic possibility for his return to the lineup.

There’s a lot of time between now and then and a lot of rehab for Harvin to do, so there’s not much point in projecting a return date at this point. For now, the possibility of a return will have to be enough for the Seahawks.

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35 Responses to “Harvin surgery goes “very well,” Seahawks “hopeful” he returns this season”
  1. whatnojets says: Aug 1, 2013 5:04 PM

    Harvin surgery goes “very well,” Seahawks “hopeful” he returns this season
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    You meant “Harvin surgery WENT “very well” !!

  2. redskinfansince82 says: Aug 1, 2013 5:04 PM

    That’s Good to hear. He will be back just in time for the Skins to Beat him, the Seahawks and their 12th man once on for all. HTTR!!!

  3. vikesfansteve says: Aug 1, 2013 5:06 PM

    Love the guy but of all the places to fumble he coughed it up in Vikings territory against the Saints after dogging practice the whole week. Got sick of his bipolar act at the end there. He won’t be back this season.

  4. gbpshareholder says: Aug 1, 2013 5:07 PM

    Keep ‘Hoping’… once his hip heals he will have a headache!!!!

  5. pathsovglory says: Aug 1, 2013 5:08 PM

    news of Clem possibly coming back by the preseason almost enough to make me forget about this…

  6. FlashPatterson says: Aug 1, 2013 5:09 PM

    If he comes back, I bet he gets hurt again, or holds out for more money.

  7. seahawksteven777 says: Aug 1, 2013 5:09 PM

    Don’t all surgeries go well though?

  8. captainwisdom8888 says: Aug 1, 2013 5:10 PM

    Harvin will be working to regain the range of motion in his hip, as well as strengthing the muscles of that area, but it can be very easy to “over-do” it during a physical therapy session, especially if you’re eager to get back onto the field as quickly as possible. Worst case scenario is over-working yourself too fast too early and undoing the surgery that you had just gotten and potentially re-tearing that labral ligament.

  9. norcalmafia says: Aug 1, 2013 5:12 PM

    Whats his deal?

  10. eastkoast49er says: Aug 1, 2013 5:15 PM

    Get well Percy. VaBeach respect even though you play for those over guys!

  11. norcalmafia says: Aug 1, 2013 5:17 PM

    The Seahawks are alot like cornflakes..Theyve both been around along time but never got popular. They changed the outside of the box to a newer look but when you look inside its still the same crappy product!

  12. hehateme2 says: Aug 1, 2013 5:19 PM

    I think this will turn out to be a bad move. Too much money and a lack of true leadership.

  13. @HowdyDoobie says: Aug 1, 2013 5:19 PM

    Please don’t be the next Deion Branch. Come to Seattle via a first round pick and signed to a big money deal. Only to have the injury bug bite him and not play in many games.

  14. deepseabreeze says: Aug 1, 2013 5:27 PM

    in the first place, deion branch was half the player harvin is

  15. youarejealousof6rings says: Aug 1, 2013 5:30 PM

    LOL!

  16. dennisatunity says: Aug 1, 2013 5:32 PM

    whatnojets says:
    Aug 1, 2013 5:04 PM
    Harvin surgery goes “very well,” Seahawks “hopeful” he returns this season
    ———————————-

    You meant “Harvin surgery WENT “very well” !!

    Although correcting grammar is not really what this site is about, if you’re going to do it, you ought to at least know what you’re talking about. They can put things in the present tense (i.e., surgery goes and he returns) and it is perfectly good grammar. That was the headline anyway, in which the goal is to make it more active (meaning present tense). In the story, they changed to the past tense for the sentence you incorrectly criticized.

    What’s next? Proper use of the semicolon?

  17. jprcox says: Aug 1, 2013 5:40 PM

    Seriously, what would they say different about the surgery if it didn’t go well?

    Its tough for a good player to be out of the league for over a year and get back into the groove. We’ve seen Harvin’s better days – and he has his check – Seattle is wishing they didn’t do this deal, I promise that. I know I wish this deal didn’t happen, but I really don’t think its going to hurt us very much…other than we lost KR/PR Washington to NE. That was a mistake for sure.

  18. duluthvikesfan says: Aug 1, 2013 5:44 PM

    I don’t doubt he will be back this season. The bigger issue is how this will effect his style of play. Harvin has some amazing moves. Some of the cuts he makes are really something. If he has any lingering issues with his hip, all that could change.

  19. bubbybrister/shovelpass says: Aug 1, 2013 5:56 PM

    Worst…Trade…EVA !
    (notice I didn’t use the ‘er’ version of that word)

  20. mnmarine0351 says: Aug 1, 2013 6:15 PM

    Hope he gets well soon, he was almost as exciting to watch as AP. Dont care bout the Seahawks one way or another but between Harvin Rice and Winfield ill be catching their games whenever I can

  21. purpleguy says: Aug 1, 2013 6:19 PM

    It will be interesting to see how the trust level with management works out now that he went against the diagnosis of the Hawks’ doctors and the wishes of the coaching staff. He’ll still perform well for the Hawks when he finally plays, but I wonder if at some point they’ll question whether it was really all worth it.

  22. purplepeoplepower says: Aug 1, 2013 6:25 PM

    This is too funny for words.

  23. niner13 says: Aug 1, 2013 6:55 PM

    Let’s see, Harvin’s on habit forming painkillers, Rice is in Switzerland undergoing a special ‘roids flushing procedure and Winfield can’t find his cane. You guys are good to go.

  24. pgilbert15303 says: Aug 1, 2013 7:12 PM

    Between the Hawks and Niners injuries we may want to start keeping an eye on those Rams.

  25. norcalmafia says: Aug 1, 2013 7:22 PM

    I understand how Sheattle Sheepc0cks fans would be so jealous always being in the 49ers shadow..But cmon now girl thanks to us you girls actually get to be on national tv twice a year!

  26. allday28mvpmvp says: Aug 1, 2013 8:16 PM

    niner13 says: Aug 1, 2013 6:55 PM

    Let’s see, Harvin’s on habit forming painkillers, Rice is in Switzerland undergoing a special ‘roids flushing procedure and Winfield can’t find his cane. You guys are good to go.

    ————-
    I get that you’re taking jabs but don’t doubt Toine for one minute. Winfield has been a pro-bowl caliber CB for at least 6-7 years and last year was one of those years

  27. vikingsgohard says: Aug 1, 2013 8:25 PM

    Even if he’s back week 7 (and i doubt he will) he’s still been out of football over a year ?… He left last year after week 9 game against this same hawks team ..then piste an whinnied until we put him on IR that plus the off season is a long time … Not to mention zero chemistry build up between him an Wilson ?… Even when he comes back he likely won’t be 100% that only if they get him to actually work with team trainers …something the vikes had issues getting him too do …good luck

  28. sportnorcal says: Aug 1, 2013 8:28 PM

    Hopefully he can return (along with Crabtree) in time for that December meeting in SF.

    These teams at full strength going at each other is what the NFL is all about.

  29. thatswhatimsayin says: Aug 1, 2013 8:34 PM

    Pete should hurry him back. I’m thinking by week three, he should be fine

  30. vikescry1 says: Aug 1, 2013 8:42 PM

    oh cheat carroll will give him some of his ped stash and he’ll be back by mid season.

  31. zenrooster says: Aug 1, 2013 8:50 PM

    norcalmafia says:
    Aug 1, 2013 5:17 PM
    The Seahawks are alot like cornflakes..Theyve both been around along time but never got popular. They changed the outside of the box to a newer look but when you look inside its still the same crappy product!
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    No

  32. bnwpnw says: Aug 1, 2013 9:36 PM

    I’m not saying Percy is the worst free agent acquisition ever. I’m just saying it’s tracking that way. Didn’t even make it to Day 1 of training camp. A terrible intro to the team and the fan base in so many ways, and one that plays right to the reputation he’s already built for himself. Hope he thought all that through when deciding (unilaterally apparently) how essential this surgery was.

  33. trapshoot says: Aug 1, 2013 10:08 PM

    He ain’t gonna help them this year. If ever..

  34. filthymcnasty1 says: Aug 1, 2013 11:02 PM

    I’m a little worried. It was called a successful surgery by the replacement refs.

  35. beastmode5150 says: Aug 2, 2013 12:47 AM

    Niner13

    42-13 without them.

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