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Carroll: Not realistic to expect Percy Harvin back next week

Percy Harvin, Pete Carroll AP

Wide receiver Percy Harvin is eligible to come off the physically unable to perform list beginning next week.

However, don’t expect him to appear in games just yet for the Seattle Seahawks.

Harvin has been sidelined since the start of training camp for Seattle and underwent surgery to repair his injured hip on August 1. His recovery has appeared to be ahead of schedule. Harvin is back to running already and returned to Seattle this week to continue his rehab with the team.

Harvin has been bullish on the thought he could return in time for Seattle’s matchup with the Arizona Cardinals next week but head coach Pete Carroll said that may be a little too optimistic.

“I don’t think that is realistic. I think that is too soon to expect that to happen,” Carroll said this week.

Because of the injury to his hip, Harvin was extremely limited in offseason workouts with the team and has barely been able to practice with the team. Seattle plays the Cardinals on Thursday night next week. Even if we assumed Harvin was 100-percent by Monday, the thought that Harvin could play on two real days of practice isn’t realistic.

Carroll said the team will take things cautiously with Harvin because they want him ready to play the remainder of the season once he gets back on the field.

“We want him to be able to endure the rigors of the end of the season,” Carroll said. “It’s not important to rush him back, it’s important to wait it out and be patient and get him out there when he’s ready to go and withstand the load of the game.”

Harvin can return to practice anytime over the course of the next five weeks. Once he begins practicing, the Seahawks will have a 21-day window in which he can practice with the team before they need to place him on their active roster or end his season.

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16 Responses to “Carroll: Not realistic to expect Percy Harvin back next week”
  1. capn0bvious says: Oct 11, 2013 1:21 AM

    No need to rush it. The next Seahawks game that causes me any real concern is Atlanta, which is week 10; if he’s ready to go by then, that would be cool. It would definitely be good to have him back for the Saints and 49ers games.

  2. swaggyy says: Oct 11, 2013 1:30 AM

    My friends cousin is one of the trainers at VMAC and they’re almost certain he will be back week 9.

  3. russell4mvp says: Oct 11, 2013 1:32 AM

    Get 120% Percy, no need to rush back. Seattle has nfc west locked up.

  4. slugbaitspace says: Oct 11, 2013 1:40 AM

    …and Percy just received a FedEx package from RG3 with an “Operation Patience” t-shirt inside.

  5. pacificnw7722 says: Oct 11, 2013 2:06 AM

    “We want him to be able to endure the rigors of the end of the season,” Carroll said. “It’s not important to rush him back, it’s important to wait it out.

    Smart move by Pete to be absolutely certain he is 100% before bringing him back.

    GO HAWKS!

  6. stepheninportland says: Oct 11, 2013 2:52 AM

    I’m all for waiting until Harvin has been integrated into full practices for several weeks and is 100% game ready. Waiting in eager anticipation, but still willing to wait.

    Knock wood, every one stays or gets healthy before the last month, the Hawks should be in good shape going into the post-season.

    And make no mistake about it, if all or even most of their starters are healthy, they WILL be going into the post season. Deep into the postseason if they get home field advantage.

    Go Hawks.

  7. braceyourselffor12 says: Oct 11, 2013 2:55 AM

    PEDs, migraines. PED inducing migraine.

  8. allday420ap says: Oct 11, 2013 4:15 AM

    start the locker room cancer countdown

  9. geniusry says: Oct 11, 2013 7:00 AM

    I have stashed this guy on my fantasy bench all season. Get healthy and get back!!!

  10. kuranda84 says: Oct 11, 2013 8:21 AM

    Adaboy Pete. We’re 4-1. Let’s not rush this. We want Percy for the playoffs – not a week 7 game.

  11. nowillrepeat says: Oct 11, 2013 11:23 AM

    The Superdome doesnt need architecture and physics to be loud.

    It is just full of the most passionate, colorful fans in football, and therefore, just comes natural.

    We Southerners laugh at your attempt to be relevant in the football world, as we know you would rather be drinking coffee and hugging a tree.

    #1 pre-season ranking on espn, only league “championship” the Seahawks have ever won.

  12. nowillrepeat says: Oct 11, 2013 11:27 AM

    Oh, I forgot.

    The 12th Man is and has always been in College Station, TX. How can you even be proud of something so blatantly plagiarized?

    Go Hawks! (thumbs up for an original and creative fight cry).

  13. thebirdofprey2 says: Oct 11, 2013 11:29 AM

    Pete Carroll gets hate from his time in college but he loved by all his players. Seattle never rushes anyone back from injury, even when they close to a 100 % he believes next man competing.

    Percy Harvin is going to be a stud once he is healthy again. When I found out we were playing Thursday Night there is no way he makes it back next week. But Week 8 or 9 is going to be exciting for this offense. All those Viking fans who said Seahawks got robbed giving up the 25th pick. We will see who came out the winner on Nov 17. Go Hawks

  14. norcalseahawkfan says: Oct 11, 2013 12:15 PM

    nowillrepeat says:
    Oct 11, 2013 11:23 AM
    The Superdome doesnt need architecture and physics to be loud.

    It is just full of the most passionate, colorful fans in football, and therefore, just comes natural.

    We Southerners laugh at your attempt to be relevant in the football world, as we know you would rather be drinking coffee and hugging a tree.

    #1 pre-season ranking on espn, only league “championship” the Seahawks have ever won.
    ——————————————————
    You have a concrete dome (yea natural LOL) We had one of those too. When the richest owner in sports bought The Seahawks, He wanted an open stadium. The fans wanted to keep the dome. He had our new stadium built that way for us, The Fans.
    You can keep your old barn.
    History shows that while your team plays well at home, like the Hawks, They have a problem playing in Seattle.
    The Hawks Torched The Aints when the Hawks were a 7 and 9 playoff team. I got 10 to 1 odds, put $100. Thanks for the grand Drew, you sure wernt laughing when Lynch went BEAST MODE on you and made you drop your beads and bunny ears on the floor.
    You had peyton as coach then, bountys and all.
    In December pack a lunch, your gonna need it. The Seahawks are a better team now than we were then.

  15. Go-Hawks! says: Oct 11, 2013 12:38 PM

    “The Superdome doesnt need architecture and physics to be loud.”

    Actually, it does. Physics, the science of nature, is precisely why ANYONE can be loud. And just because your Superdome wasn’t designed with amplifying noise in mind, that doesn’t mean that your Superdome doesn’t amplify sound. In actuality your Superdome DOES amplify sound. ALL NFL venues amplify sound. If you are in a bowl it is going to be louder than if you are on a flat plane. That is physics.

    “The 12th Man is and has always been in College Station, TX. How can you even be proud of something so blatantly plagiarized?”

    Texas A&M trademarked the “12th Man” in 1989. They had been using it since the 1922 Dixie Classic (Cotton Bowl). In 2006 the Seahawks and Texas A&M went to court over the “12th Man” trademark and they settled out of court. Texas A&M licensed the Seahawks to continue using the phrase “12th Man” in exchange for financial compensation along with public acknowledgement by the NFL franchise as to Texas A&M’s ownership of the phrase. Seahawks fans know that it is NOT an original concept to the Seahawks. But, it is also not original to Texas A&M. The phrase “Twelfth Man” is first published by the University of Iowa in 1912 to describe a game in 1903!

  16. surfinbird1 says: Oct 11, 2013 1:53 PM

    Hope they considered what the “Twelfth Man” noise in the Superdome will do to Percys headaches.

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