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Pete Carroll: “We don’t know” about Harvin’s chances of returning

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The Seahawks will continue their preseason on Saturday night against the Broncos without wide receiver Percy Harvin and it will be a little while before they know whether or not Harvin will stand a strong chance of returning to the team at any point in the regular season. 

Harvin had hip surgery at the start of August and coach Pete Carroll said at the time that the team was “hopeful” that their biggest offseason acquisition would heal in time to help the offense. Carroll said Friday that he remains hopeful while acknowledging that it is soon too early to tell if a comeback is even in the cards. 

“We just know that the surgeon that did the work was thrilled with the way he came back the days right after the surgery, and his ability to get range of motion and things were way ahead of schedule, so that’s a great sign,” Carroll said, via John Boyle of the Everett Herald. “We’re hopeful, whatever that means. We won’t know, it’s going to take a good month before we can figure if he’s even going to have a chance to come roaring back out of it, but it looks like all of the signs are very good. So we’ll see what that means, but we’re not putting any weeks on it. We don’t know.”

At the time of Harvin’s surgery, the Seahawks were reportedly planning to place Harvin on the PUP list at the start of the regular season. Doing that would allow for an earlier return than placing him on injured reserve with the designation to return, although, as Carroll said, at this point we don’t know if a Harvin return is anything more than a pipe dream. 

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39 Responses to “Pete Carroll: “We don’t know” about Harvin’s chances of returning”
  1. surfinbird1 says: Aug 16, 2013 6:18 PM

    This is giving me a headache.

  2. themackstrong says: Aug 16, 2013 6:20 PM

    Anyone watch Doug Baldwin’s runing routes on “Fresh Files” this past week? Seattle fans know with Doug/Golden Seattle will be solid in the slot and opposite of Rice. Harvin comes back, he is that player teams will have to scheme for and watch out for on special teams. If that’s the playoffs when he’s finally 100 % so be it. We have enough talent on defense and skill positions to make a run at home field in playoffs.

  3. jda129 says: Aug 16, 2013 6:20 PM

    Rice, Tate, Baldwin, Kearse, Williams, and Harper say come back when you’re healthy young man. We’ve got time and talent to do it right by you.

  4. eclipsingbinary says: Aug 16, 2013 6:22 PM

    He’s not coming back this year. Don’t be delusional.

  5. quadya says: Aug 16, 2013 6:26 PM

    Vikings got over on that one…

  6. schmitty2 says: Aug 16, 2013 6:30 PM

    I can’t get over the people that comment the Hawk’s are doomed because Harvin is out. Let me break it down for you….they almost made the NFC title game WITHOUT Harvin and improved their team in other areas in the offseason (Avril,Bennett,Winfield etc).

    Signed,

    A Ram’s fan

  7. allidoiswin55 says: Aug 16, 2013 6:31 PM

    I would not be at all surprised to see him come back this season and maybe even earlier. To the uninformed Harvin had a ” partial tear” in which he could still run with it partially torn, he elected to get the surgery for longevity.

    He didn’t tear the whole dang thing, that would be qb entirely different story. The seahawks team doctor did not advise surgery, the specialist did. He could have played. None the less I don’t see a player who is able to play with said injury not be able to play once repaired and come back quickly.

    He will play, and this shouldn’t be a surprise if the correct information was being translated to the many seahawks haters properly.

  8. floratiotime says: Aug 16, 2013 6:35 PM

    It’s your fault … you paid him.

  9. donterrelli says: Aug 16, 2013 6:39 PM

    Why are theSeahawks always scooping up theVikings rejects? t-Jack, harvin, Sidney rice

  10. floratiotime says: Aug 16, 2013 6:43 PM

    “We have enough talent on defense and skill positions to make a run at home field in playoffs.”

    You’ll need that. Because you can’t cheat on the road.

  11. socalseahawker says: Aug 16, 2013 6:48 PM

    donterrelli says:
    Aug 16, 2013 6:39 PM
    Why are theSeahawks always scooping up theVikings rejects? t-Jack, harvin, Sidney rice

    Love this comment everytime I read it.

    Signed Non-Bitter Viking Fan

  12. filthymcnasty1 says: Aug 16, 2013 6:48 PM

    The Seahawks players have seemingly thrown in the towel after Percy’s injury. Too bad, as it was at one time looking like a promising season.

  13. superyooper says: Aug 16, 2013 7:01 PM

    Percey Harvin < Glass Joe

  14. aaroncurryisbust says: Aug 16, 2013 7:02 PM

    The Seahawks didn’t need Harvin to annihilate the Forty Whiners, and they still won’t need him now.

  15. universalchurchoftruth says: Aug 16, 2013 7:09 PM

    donterrelli says:
    Aug 16, 2013 6:39 PM
    Why are theSeahawks always scooping up theVikings rejects? t-Jack, harvin, Sidney rice

    Don’t forget to add Pete Carroll and Darrell Bevell to that list.

  16. kylexitron says: Aug 16, 2013 7:09 PM

    I notice you vikes fans don’t put winfield in the ‘viking reject’ list.

    But to answer the question as to why the seahawks are picking up vikings players it’s pretty logical and simple, the Seahawks OC was in Minn. with these guys a few seasons ago and obviously respects them and thinks they can be a good fit in Seattle.

    Try not to be too cute/clever, guys.

  17. sportsbastard says: Aug 16, 2013 7:09 PM

    @schmitty, no real rams fan (nor coach/nor player) is intimidated by the Seahawks. Any minimal talent advantage they have is offset by the coaching advantage the Rams enjoy.

  18. chawkup says: Aug 16, 2013 7:13 PM

    To all the haters: “I’m afraid the deflector shield will be quite operational when your friends arrive.”

  19. whoisrdymlz says: Aug 16, 2013 7:18 PM

    Won’t be back for week one v. Carolina. 0-1.

  20. bobhk says: Aug 16, 2013 7:25 PM

    @sportsbastard says:
    Aug 16, 2013 7:09 PM
    @schmitty, no real rams fan (nor coach/nor player) is intimidated by the Seahawks. Any minimal talent advantage they have is offset by the coaching advantage the Rams enjoy.
    ——
    Totally agree. Niners real rivalry is with the Rams, not the CFL team in seattle.

  21. vwbrown19 says: Aug 16, 2013 7:43 PM

    Seems it’s always something with Harvin some kind of illness or surgery.

  22. schmitty2 says: Aug 16, 2013 7:53 PM

    @Sportsbastard- care to point out where in my post I said anything about the Rams being intimidated and while your at it tell me what I said in my post is not true.

  23. sfsugator says: Aug 16, 2013 7:53 PM

    That’s because he’s not returning good trade idiot seagulls.

  24. skol28allday says: Aug 16, 2013 8:02 PM

    Trust me when I say this as a Vikings fan. Harvin will milk this injury all year since he already got paid. Have fun Seahawks fans. You got a talented Lemmon

  25. 15412pack says: Aug 16, 2013 8:24 PM

    donterrelli says:
    Aug 16, 2013 6:39 PM
    Why are theSeahawks always scooping up theVikings rejects? t-Jack, harvin, Sidney rice

    —————————————————-

    Because the Vikings already signed all the packer rejects.

  26. 15412pack says: Aug 16, 2013 8:28 PM

    Harvin is just frill for the Seahawks. If their defense doesn’t regress they’ll still be contenders. Best D-backfield in football.

    Dumb to waste high draft picks on him given history though. Should have seen this coming.

  27. sweetnlow44 says: Aug 16, 2013 8:33 PM

    Much ado about nothing. All Carroll said was that he doesn’t know yet when he’ll be able to play. If he has to sit out all year to make sure he’s 100% for next, so be it. Those are the breaks. All that means is that the Seahawks will get as much out of Harvin this year that the 9ers got out of their 1st round receiver last year. Only difference is, when Harvin does come back, he’s a game changer. Jenkins… Not so much.

  28. decon49 says: Aug 16, 2013 8:52 PM

    sweetnlow44 says: Aug 16, 2013 8:33 PM

    Much ado about nothing. All Carroll said was that he doesn’t know yet when he’ll be able to play. If he has to sit out all year to make sure he’s 100% for next, so be it. Those are the breaks. All that means is that the Seahawks will get as much out of Harvin this year that the 9ers got out of their 1st round receiver last year. Only difference is, when Harvin does come back, he’s a game changer. Jenkins… Not so much.

    They didn’t give their 1st round draft pick 67 mill. How are you going to compare Jenkins to a supposed “top 5″ wr? I forgot, seahawk logic

  29. fumblenuts says: Aug 16, 2013 9:04 PM

    “His ability to get range of motion and things were way ahead of schedule, so that’s a great sign,” Carroll said.

    He’ll be back right after Thanksgiving……Mark it.

  30. gudy2shoes says: Aug 16, 2013 9:08 PM

    They would have. But there’s this thing called a rookie wage scale Mr. Spock.

  31. 49erstim says: Aug 16, 2013 10:23 PM

    @chawkup….comment of the week buddy! Well done! Lol

  32. trollhammer20 says: Aug 16, 2013 10:31 PM

    filthymcnasty1 says: Aug 16, 2013 6:48 PM

    The Seahawks players have seemingly thrown in the towel after Percy’s injury. Too bad, as it was at one time looking like a promising season.
    _______________________________

    I was at their practice last Sunday morning.

    You think they’ve thrown in the towel? Boy, are you in for a shock.

  33. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Aug 16, 2013 11:29 PM

    He’ll be back up and throwing weights at coaches before you know it.

  34. jeffbye says: Aug 16, 2013 11:48 PM

    Is it just me or is the headline fairly misleading based on what Carroll said? He even said “we’re not putting any weeks on it”, which means it’s a short enough duration to be quantified in weeks. We all know how long it takes to recover from this surgery, so assume he’ll be back by November based on the progress.

    You make it sound like he’s out for the season on a surgery he could have waited on (but was smart not to).

  35. bballnut50 says: Aug 17, 2013 12:47 AM

    Who??? Skol….hehe

  36. purpleguy says: Aug 17, 2013 11:54 AM

    I hope Percy fully recovers — after the Hawks play the Vikes. The Hawks-Vike player connection is getting a bit wierd though.

  37. olyhawk says: Aug 17, 2013 12:55 PM

    Frankly Harvin or no Harvin this team is still better than last year by leaps and bounds. This train isn’t slowing down. Teams had better figure out how to move the ball on nickel situations… And I don’t think winfield or thurmond are going to allow that to happen. And you can forget going outside, or running. Which pretty much leaves you with punting. And do you really want to bet on russell wilson degresing? I don’t think you do. This is the same offense that set records coming down the stretch last season embarassing folks. Wish percy was here, but then again everyone loves doug baldwin anyways. See you in the playoffs trolls.

  38. mediasloppy says: Aug 17, 2013 5:16 PM

    I’ve hate every time the Hawks get a Vikings player after the Hutch-poison pill. I only feel good about it when it doesn’t blow up in the Vikings face. T-Jack, Rice’s hip and now Percy’s hip.

    Now I’m down to Winfield and really don’t want to see him hurt. He’s too good of a person for any bitterness I may have.

    Percy will probably be ready to play sometime this season.

  39. kidder95 says: Aug 17, 2013 7:28 PM

    Cut him… take the cap hit, plan to push contracts for Tate, Sherm, Wilson, and Thomas into the future. Play the Steelers game. Push for a five year window, blow your wad, and see what happens.

    Harvin’s career is done. Nice job, Minnesota. Well played.

    Move on, Seattle. He is a sunk cost.

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