Percy Harvin says he’s making “serious progress” in rehab

AP

The Seattle Seahawks placed wide receiver Percy Harvin on the regular season physically unable to perform list after having surgery to repair an injured hip on August 1.

The move means Harvin will miss at least the first six weeks of the season and could make his season debut as late as Week 15 under the adjusted rules for the PUP list this season. The Seahawks received positive reports from the initial stages of Harvin’s recovery in New York before returning to Seattle to continue his rehab. The team still isn’t sure when to expect Harvin back at this point but have been encouraged by the progress made so far.

However, Harvin has lofty expectations for when he’ll be able to get back on the field for the Seahawks. Harvin took to Twitter Wednesday to provide an update on his recovery.

Week 7 is the first week Harvin would be eligible to play after coming off the PUP list. However, even if Harvin’s hip heals sufficiently enough to be ready at that stage of the season, it’s unlikely he’ll be able to perform on Sundays that quickly.

First, the Seahawks play the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday night in Week 7 which would give a truncated week for Harvin to get up to speed in practice. Also, Harvin was held out of the majority of the team’s offseason workouts open to the media and missed all of the team’s June mini-camp. While Harvin is familiar with offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell’s offense from their time together in Minnesota, he’s had few opportunities to work into the offensive plans for Seattle.

All the signs point to a later return than Week 7 for Harvin. But if the rehab is going as well as Harvin indicates, Seattle could see their biggest acquisition of the offseason back on the field before the calendar turns to December.

52 responses to “Percy Harvin says he’s making “serious progress” in rehab

  1. You gotta love his attitude.

    I’m pulling for him (and pretty much every guy on every team trying to overcome injury who’s got that type of desire to play.)

  2. Good to hear but a guy with his injury past shouldn’t rush back. I realize he’s only missed a handful of games but he’s tough and plays through injury. In this case it could just pile on to the situation.

  3. Heal up Harvin, he is going to be a game changer when he’s back to 100 %. Seahawk fans I know aren’t crying for him to rush back too early even though we’re excited to see what he can do. Listened to many Seattle player interviews, the players love the guy which goes against all this bad locker room guy BS media puts out there.

  4. I hope he gets back in week 7 cause he’s fun to watch. I don’t think missing the practice time will slow down his return as much as Curtis does. Most of Harvin’s routes, like bubble screens, are not precise timing routes. As long as he knows the plays, and I think he does, he could contribute as soon as he is healthy.

  5. Percy gets upset when he has to stop his money counter to answer these mundane questions about health, and such…

  6. At least he sounds like he wants to come back… not trying to pull a ‘Derrick Rose’ on the team and the 12th man.

    js

  7. And after the hip heals, it’ll be ‘not today coach, I’ve got a headache’. Princess Percy always has an excuse to avoid earning his money.

  8. Well Percy, had to hang my 11 up…just bought a new Viking 11 before you ended up in loserville….Thanks a lot Harvin!!

  9. Hope percy makes it back healthy. He was fun to watch and a very tough player. That being said, I am glad that my vikes traded him. His health is becoming a concern.

    Just don’t look for him to be an “mvp candidate” over in seattle. He was a candidate last year in Mn because ponder just threw those bubble screens to him play after play. Seattle has better wr’s than the Vikings had last year, and Wilson has a better arm and isn’t afraid to step up in the pocket like ponder. So harvin won’t get 10 bubble screens a game like he did in mn. But he will still be a good player for seattle. When he’s healthy. Health has become a concern for him. Especially with his style of play. He’s not afraid to take anyone on. Even the hardest hitting linebackers.

  10. If the league was serious about banning hgh they would make it mandatory that any player recovering from surgery was tested weekly.

  11. I loved Percy here in Minnesota…when he played! A great player on the field, no one can deny that, but the fact of the matter is Minnesota got the better end of the deal here with the 3 first round picks and Jennings, not all from Harvin but it helped a great deal, with all that said, healthy week 7 and hurt again week 8, good luck to ya Seahawks, and Percy Harvin!

  12. Even as a Seahawk fan, I need to see Harvin come back to action, play and not get hurt for at least 1/2 a season before I think about a home-coming parade. We will end up losing G.Tate next year, when I would rather have Tate than Harvin – so there is a greater cost than people realize.

    The ONLY thing that keeps the Harvin trade from truly blowing up on us is that John/Pete have made unbelievably good draft pick decisions that have Seattle picking players in the 3-5th rounds that later prove worthy of 1st round picks.

  13. Even if he is ready by week 7 I don’t see him really contributing until week 9 given he’s been unable to practice with the team.

    He has however had a lot of time to study the offense and I don’t remember him having this kind of positive and driven attitude back in Minnesota. It’s a definitely a good sign.

  14. It’ll be interesting to see how fast Harvin is ready to play. If he comes back around week 8 or so, he’ll have missed a full year of football- remember he was out the last 7 weeks in Minnesota last year too.

  15. luvmnsports2012 says: Sep 5, 2013 11:07 AM

    I loved Percy here in Minnesota…when he played! A great player on the field, no one can deny that, but the fact of the matter is Minnesota got the better end of the deal here with the 3 first round picks and Jennings, not all from Harvin but it helped a great deal, with all that said, healthy week 7 and hurt again week 8, good luck to ya Seahawks, and Percy Harvin!

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    This is the crazy thing because Viking fans make up whatever they want. You got a 1st round and a 3rd round next year for Harvin. Seattle would trade that any day for a play maker like Harvin even if he’s hurt the first 10 games. We cut a solid 4th round WR because the depth here is that good. Believe that is homer talk? 49ers signed the guy we waived to their active roster. For all these great moves your GM has made, he still has first round pick Ponder as his QB. Where would you say he ranks vs NFL starting QBs. Maybe 1 spot above Gabbert??

  16. I’d put Ponder over Gabbert, Pryor, Weeden, Whoever Buffalo is throwing out there, and Geno Smith. Not exactly murderer’s row… Anyhow, Percy is one of the most exciting players to ever wear purple. I wish him the best, and will be sad to see him play elsewhere. The only thing I would worry about if I was a Seahawks fan is his head. He’s obviously confused, the 12th Man is a Texas A&M tradition…

  17. Yeah I agree Ponder is better than Pryor and Geno Smith but I don’t know about Manuel and Weeden. Both those guys looked serviceable in pre-season. I didn’t mean to disrespect all Viking fans but every new Harvin post majority come to brag how Seattle got fleeced because and yet it was 25th pick. Sure we paid him 10/11 million but that’s close to same you paid a 30 year old Greg Jennings. Week 11 comes, lets see who the benefited from the trade.

  18. Having Harvin on the field will break this offense wide open. He doesn’t even need to touch the ball we have lots of playmakers.

  19. I hear what I would guess to be either Viking or 49er fans who think he doesn’t “want” to play. He wouldn’t be here if that were true. I think it’s more a matter of he wants his body right when he’s out there. Lots of teams will tape a guy up and shoot him full of pain killers to get him to play. Harvin is a top tier player with many good years ahead. So long as his body is taken care of.

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