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Carroll: Harvin’s return just a matter of time


After returning to the practice field two weeks ago for the first time since hip surgery in August, wide receiver Percy Harvin’s progress has been slowed by the Seattle Seahawks.

Harvin practiced for two days before experiencing some soreness and was dialed back. The team sent Harvin for a follow-up MRI to confirm he was having no lasting problems from the surgery. However, Harvin still hasn’t been back on the field to practice with the Seahwaks.

Head coach Pete Carroll says it’s still just a matter of time before Harvin gets on the field.

“We feel confident that the surgery went very well,” Carroll said. “He’s working diligently to get it done, we just have to do it right because we want him to finish the season with us and not have this be an issue.”

Harvin had what Carroll characterized as a “really good workout” Wednesday and said his status is still day-to-day. Carroll said Harvin has entered “phase two” of his rehab process and is continuing to make progress. However, he doesn’t believe Harvin will be ready to play against the Atlanta Falcons this week.

Harvin hasn’t played football in a calendar year. His 2012 season came to a premature end after suffering an ankle injury against the Seahawks last Nov. 4. Carroll said Harvin isn’t experiencing soreness at this point, it’s just a matter of getting him physically ready to make it the rest of the way.

He’s a guy that’s going to be exposed to the most violent of breaks and turns and tackles and hits and all of that stuff and he needs to be ready to do it. We’re taking into consideration that it’s going to take a good while to make sure he’s healthy and physically fit in all areas,” Carroll said.

“When we really feel secure and solid and he feels great then we’ll bust him out.”

Seattle has to activate Harvin from the physically unable to perform list to their active roster by next Tuesday.

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11 Responses to “Carroll: Harvin’s return just a matter of time”
  1. swaggyy says: Nov 6, 2013 11:42 PM

    Don’t worry 49er fans, he will be shredding your defense come December.

  2. skeebo80 says: Nov 6, 2013 11:55 PM

    Talented guy but just too injury prone

  3. tokyosandblaster says: Nov 7, 2013 12:07 AM

    And now that Aaron Rodgers is out, Seattle will probably take the NFC.

  4. sportnorcal says: Nov 7, 2013 12:30 AM

    Niners and Hawks both getting healthy leading up to the big matchup next month.

    It’s nice to see some of these guys returning after so many early season devastating injuries.

  5. thedanceface says: Nov 7, 2013 12:42 AM


  6. braceyourselffor12 says: Nov 7, 2013 3:14 AM

    Just taking it one PED at a time, the Seattle way.

  7. tdubdizzle says: Nov 7, 2013 3:53 AM

    Hes going to be a force in the playoffs.Lynch running up the gut and Harvin running everywhere else

  8. skolvikesskol says: Nov 7, 2013 8:52 AM

    So that’s what 3 draft picks buys these days.

  9. belgaron says: Nov 7, 2013 1:05 PM

    With Harvin on the field would be be 9-1 next week…

    …without him, they would be 9-1 next week.

    No rush, get healthy Percy.

  10. whatwhat2013 says: Nov 7, 2013 1:33 PM

    skolvikesskol says:Nov 7, 2013 8:52 AM

    So that’s what 3 draft picks buys these days.


    No, actually 3 draft picks buys you a 1-7 record.

  11. chargrz says: Nov 7, 2013 2:24 PM

    As soon as he returns he will get a headache or something else.

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