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Pete Carroll optimistic Percy Harvin is close to getting back on the field

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The Seattle Seahawks came out of the bye week with a massive matchup with the New Orleans Saints coming up believing they would have Percy Harvin fully ready to go after making his debut against the Minnesota Vikings two weeks earlier.

Harvin’s hip had other ideas and kept him from practicing at all last week before being held out against the Saints Monday night.

However, head coach Pete Carroll says Harvin is back on track and is progressing again toward getting back on the field for the Seahawks.

“I’ve already heard from the trainers this morning,” Carroll said Tuesday on his radio show on 710 ESPN Seattle. “Percy came in jacked up. He had a little procedure done last week that made a difference.”

“He feels really good this morning and we’re looking forward to a really good week. We’ll see what happens.”

Though Carroll didn’t specify the procedure Harvin underwent, it’s likely in reference to the cortisone injection Harvin reportedly had this weekend.

Harvin suited up for the first time against the Vikings, his former team, in Week 11 and played 21 plays for Seattle – 19 on offense and two on special teams. Harvin caught one pass for 17 yards and returned a kickoff 58 yards in his only two touches of the game. However, Harvin’s surgically repaired hip continued to be sore after the game and just didn’t dissipate last week enough for Harvin to get back on the field.

“It was just the load that hit that repaired area,” Carroll said. “There is no issues. Nothing is re-injured or anything like that. It just took him a couple of weeks to get back from it”

It’s been just over four months since Harvin had surgery to repair his injured hip. He’s been able to play in just one game for Seattle after being the season on the physically unable to perform list. The issues Harvin is experiencing now appears to be just managing the lingering soreness from the surgery. If there is no structural damage, as Carroll insists, it doesn’t seem as though there is anything that will cause further damage. As soon as the pain has subsided, the Seahawks won’t hesitate to get him back on the field.

“I’m hoping he gets a chance to play because he wants to play so bad,” Carroll said. “…There’s nobody that wants to get out there more and he’ll do everything he can possibly do. He’s done that. He’s done a marvelous job of rehabbing to get to this point. It’s been frustrating but he’s going to pop out now. He’s going to pop out of this thing and he’s going to be ready pretty quick and we’ll welcome him back when he gets in.”

Considering the performance Seattle’s offense had against the Saints without him, the Seahawks could become an even more prolific offense when Harvin is back on the field and causing matchup nightmares for opposing defenses. With home-field advantage almost in hand already, the Seahawks could be close to unbeatable in the playoffs.

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49 Responses to “Pete Carroll optimistic Percy Harvin is close to getting back on the field”
  1. theflyingtad says: Dec 4, 2013 1:55 AM

    I feel like I’ve heard this before. Deja vu, I suppose.

  2. ninerswilldominatelikebefore says: Dec 4, 2013 2:04 AM

    “came in jacked” yeah cheaty carroll gave a dose of “act right” aka P.E.D medication. Go ahead and chirp all you want seaderall supporters..our niners will sunday and beat you in the playoffs..

  3. seatownballers says: Dec 4, 2013 2:13 AM

    Please. Let’s just rest him till playoffs. We’re winning without him.

  4. seatownballers says: Dec 4, 2013 2:27 AM

    If any of you care to bring peds or drugs, do it so. Its a free country. So I wanna say something. …

    Pete never put a needle of hgh in a player.Yet some think he’s a cheat. We all know Several seahawk players have tested positive for adderall in several years. Its true. We’re guilty. Proven, and punished.

    If any of you think that your team holds a higher standard, meanwhile their players get dui’s, gun charges, domestic battery, murder, possession of narcotics, assault, theft, and God knows what else.
    Yes we failed 2 recent drug tests for marijuana, and are serving suspension. But I feel that’s small potatoes compared to actual crimes that affect society. IMO

  5. mclovin07 says: Dec 4, 2013 2:32 AM

    Percy won’t play. There’s a reason the Vikes unloaded him…

  6. swaggyy says: Dec 4, 2013 2:53 AM

    Good news. I mean do we even really need Percy? Were obviously a great team as long as we can just keep magically keep passing all these drug tests while taking so many PEDs. The PED test a couple players failed once last season is obviously the only reason for the Seahawks success right? I mean that adderall just makes you so much bigger, faster, and stronger. Its just remarkable. Barry Bonds must have took adderall too.

    LOL hi haters! #11-1

  7. pacificnw7722 says: Dec 4, 2013 2:55 AM

    If Percy Harvin plays against the 49ers it’s very possible the Hawks could score over 40 points.

  8. mighty12thman says: Dec 4, 2013 3:00 AM

    Feels good that his return would be an awesome bonus to help get to and win the big game. Not required though.

  9. slbasegame257 says: Dec 4, 2013 3:30 AM

    GO HAWKS

  10. thaaatguy1 says: Dec 4, 2013 3:39 AM

    Percy is done. Good thing he got that $26 million guaranteed.

  11. joetoronto says: Dec 4, 2013 4:03 AM

    “I’ve already heard from the trainers this morning,” Carroll said Tuesday on his radio show on 710 ESPN Seattle. “Percy came in jacked up. He had a little procedure done last week that made a difference.”

    “He had a little procedure done and he’s jacked up”

    The Seahawks way with Pete the cheat Carroll.

  12. iluvbears says: Dec 4, 2013 5:25 AM

    I give Harvin two years with the Seattle before he quits on them too.

  13. patriotwayspygate says: Dec 4, 2013 5:37 AM

    Pete Carroll optimistic Percy Harvin is close to “getting back on the field…” After getting the lastest batch of designer drugs or deer antler spray.

    #PEDhawks

    #OnceAPeteAlwaysACheat

  14. jda129 says: Dec 4, 2013 7:17 AM

    Must be the PEDS right PFT Poet? I mean we’re all on them in WA. We supplement our drinking water with them in addition to fluoride. It’s amazing how focused and cavity free we are.

    Smiles and Happy Holidays,

    The 12th Man

    P.S. Don’t forget your tinfoil hat. It’s getting chilly out!

    P.P.S. Go ‘Hawks!

  15. canetic says: Dec 4, 2013 7:44 AM

    If he only had a connection to someone with performance enhancing drugs in Seattle…

  16. ctiggs says: Dec 4, 2013 7:51 AM

    The best fantasy football team name of the year is

    ” My Percy Hurts”

    #goNINERS!

  17. mizzousooner says: Dec 4, 2013 7:55 AM

    Eh, get dude some adderall he’ll be fine.

    You think Seattle is known for coffee? Pppffffttttt, the game is amphetamines! Watch some of those guys on that D talk after a game. They are jacked to the gills!

  18. fwippel says: Dec 4, 2013 8:14 AM

    He’s dynamite on the field, when he can get on the field. But throw Sidney Rice into the mix, and you have to wonder about Seattle’s approach of signing injury prone Viking receivers in free agency.

    At this point, with or without these two, the Seahawks are doing just fine. But they’re paying a lot of money to two guys who can’t stay on the field.

  19. richcranium2112 says: Dec 4, 2013 8:54 AM

    Pete don’t forget to prescribe Percy’s PEDs, er I mean “meds.”

  20. youngs79 says: Dec 4, 2013 8:57 AM

    Very Talented, Often Injured or “Migrained”.

  21. tvjules says: Dec 4, 2013 9:16 AM

    Percy is just gravy right now. The hawks are already dishing a 7-course meal of whoop-*ss to serve without him.

  22. norcalmafia says: Dec 4, 2013 9:33 AM

    The Seahawks are a talented well coached team…
    Their fans however are the most annoying un knowledgeable bandwagon lame moronic fools Ive ever witnessed.

  23. skolvikes45 says: Dec 4, 2013 9:35 AM

    I don’t think Pete Carroll realizes Percy Harvin is Percy Harvin. Percy will get back on the field when he wants to, not when he is cleared. Take it from someone who watched the diva in MN for a few years.

  24. sbchampsagain says: Dec 4, 2013 9:37 AM

    What’s going to happen when Russell and the Hawks choke in the playoffs again?

  25. mizzousooner says: Dec 4, 2013 10:03 AM

    .
    sbchampsagain says: Dec 4, 2013 9:37 AM

    “What’s going to happen when Russell and the Hawks choke in the playoffs again?”

    ______________________________________

    Hilarity will ensue!

  26. patsfan92 says: Dec 4, 2013 10:04 AM

    i hope he can get healthy. loved the combo of him and tebow at florida. Great talent when healthy

  27. asimonetti88 says: Dec 4, 2013 10:32 AM

    seatownballers says:
    Dec 4, 2013 2:27 AM

    Pete never put a needle of hgh in a player.Yet some think he’s a cheat.
    ————————————————–

    What did Seahawks aka Huskies/Cougars fans call Pete Carroll when he was at USC? Something that rhymes with feat?

  28. jonkoethe says: Dec 4, 2013 10:39 AM

    He’s Harvin a bad year

  29. blkhwk says: Dec 4, 2013 10:48 AM

    Don’t remember which year RW choked in the playoffs?

  30. seatownballers says: Dec 4, 2013 10:54 AM

    @asimknetti88

    Pete a cheat In college? Why? Because college programs pay students to come? It’s part of college programs. They all do it to some extent.

    There are idiots on every Seahawks posts saying peds. Then low and behold one of their guys gets a dui or domestic battery that week. I’m trying to put this into perspective. Of what’s worse. A guy that takes a pill, or has a puff after a practice or drives intoxicated on his around town

    Pot meet kettle

  31. beastmode5150 says: Dec 4, 2013 11:01 AM

    I’ll believe it when I see it. Go hawks. 11-1 without him.

  32. beastmode5150 says: Dec 4, 2013 11:04 AM

    How did Pete cheat? What hawks are on PED’s?

  33. isheimfromcolfax says: Dec 4, 2013 11:07 AM

    Look I’m a Niner fan and in no way do I care for the Seahawks but can we please stop using the PED crap with every Seattle article. It makes us Niner fans seem like we’re begging and whining.

  34. adderal says: Dec 4, 2013 11:16 AM

    I don’t think you can blame the coach for failed drug or ped tests. These are grown men and Id bet every team has people taking stuff they can’t test for.
    The way Carrol left USC does leave him open for criticism, He’s not the first to do that but it is sad that these guys can wreck a program for years and walk away with a promotion.

  35. ratsfoiledagain says: Dec 4, 2013 11:23 AM

    norcalmafia says:
    Dec 4, 2013 9:33 AM

    The Seahawks are a talented well coached team…
    Their fans however are the most annoying un knowledgeable bandwagon lame moronic fools Ive ever witnessed.
    ***
    Amazing! It’s as if you described 9er fans as well!

    Prior to 2011 you could find a 9er fan anywhere.

  36. sportnorcal says: Dec 4, 2013 11:23 AM

    If only there were something Pete could give him to speed up the healing process and get him back out there sooner.

  37. sfsugator says: Dec 4, 2013 11:35 AM

    A little procedure last week……. Ouch, this dudes hip is gonna pop!

  38. orivar says: Dec 4, 2013 11:44 AM

    sbchampsagain says:
    Dec 4, 2013 9:37 AM
    What’s going to happen when Russell and the Hawks choke in the playoffs again?
    —————————————————-
    A loss by two points isn’t a choke. God, stupid people misusing terms are annoying.

  39. jda129 says: Dec 4, 2013 11:56 AM

    Just saw 42 likes to 13 dislikes on my previous post. 42 – 13. One of my favorite ratios. Cheers Niner trolls!

  40. hawkforlife says: Dec 4, 2013 11:59 AM

    Watch some of those guys on that D talk after a game. They are jacked to the gills!

    I noticed that too, it comes from winning. Your team might try it sometime, they may be jacked too.

  41. ratsfoiledagain says: Dec 4, 2013 12:01 PM

    adderal says:
    Dec 4, 2013 11:16 AM

    I don’t think you can blame the coach for failed drug or ped tests. These are grown men and Id bet every team has people taking stuff they can’t test for.
    The way Carrol left USC does leave him open for criticism, He’s not the first to do that but it is sad that these guys can wreck a program for years and walk away with a promotion.
    ***********
    So if an NFL team calls upon a coach in college and says we’d like you to become our HC. By the way, you’ll have close to full control, will have a say in who is hired as the GM, plus we’ll give you a VP title as well.

    You think a coach, most any coach, isn’t going to listen? Even just a little? Especially coaches who want to get into the NFL, or get back to it like PC.

    If PC left USC two years earlier, or two year later, you guys would still be hammering him for when and why he left.

    Personally, I didn’t like the hire at the time. But, I’m not going to argue about the results now. It was a great hire. It’s impressive what they’ve done in the draft and free agency to build this team.

  42. stoptrippn says: Dec 4, 2013 12:02 PM

    Pete please shut your lying cheating mouth.

  43. ratsfoiledagain says: Dec 4, 2013 12:09 PM

    sportnorcal says:
    Dec 4, 2013 11:23 AM

    If only there were something Pete could give him to speed up the healing process and get him back out there sooner.
    ________
    Do you have Aldon Smith’s number handy? I’m sure he has some items that would help.

    Maybe he can call come Vikings players to see if the wiz-a-nator is still available?

  44. adderal says: Dec 4, 2013 12:49 PM

    Ratsfoiledagain

    No I wouldn’t argue the results, I like the way they built that team and I’m not a fan.
    I mean it’s sad that coaches can leave a program punished and not have punishment themselves, admittedly I don’t know how u could punish them it’s just one of those “life isn’t fair” things.

  45. thebirdofprey2 says: Dec 4, 2013 12:53 PM

    You other fans talking Percy Harvin and how much he makes and what a terrible trade are so funny. His cap hit is 4.9 million dollars this year as the last year of his rookie deal. Sure he will get a nice pay raise the next six years but the guy is worth every cent.

    Majority of Seattle fans are just fine with him resting getting in full game shape as we hit the playoffs. Sure we are excited and want to see him play because he is so dynamic and he showed that in under 20 plays vs Minnesota. But we 11-1 basically have home-field through the playoffs locked up as the top seed in NFC. You trolls must wake up mad every morning but this is going to be reality for the next few years because this team is a young juggernaut. Go Hawks!

  46. alankelly2013 says: Dec 4, 2013 12:58 PM

    “The Seahawks are a talented well coached team…
    Their fans however are the most annoying un knowledgeable bandwagon lame moronic fools Ive ever witnessed.”

    @norcalmafia, I keep hearing stuff like that from niner fans like you, but everytime I read through the blog posts after a Seahawk story here or ESPN or Fox or whereever, I continually read the stupid remarks about Pete the Cheat or the whole Seahawk defense is on PED’s or other completely nonsensical comments like that and wonder who is really the annoying and ignorant fan base.

    Seahawks fans love their team and hate the 49ers but I rarely read any of the nonsense from them I read daily from niner fans.

  47. ratsfoiledagain says: Dec 4, 2013 1:10 PM

    adderal says:
    Dec 4, 2013 12:49 PM

    Ratsfoiledagain

    No I wouldn’t argue the results, I like the way they built that team and I’m not a fan.
    I mean it’s sad that coaches can leave a program punished and not have punishment themselves, admittedly I don’t know how u could punish them it’s just one of those “life isn’t fair” things.
    *****
    Adderal: I completely concur.

    The NCAA can put more stringent rules in place, but they won’t.

  48. oreo51 says: Dec 4, 2013 1:19 PM

    It would be nice to have the Seahawks at full strength for the Niners. Not that they need him. I am sure he wants to get in on the Beatdown at the Bay. Prediction: SF 6 Seattle 42

  49. bobsnygiants says: Dec 4, 2013 1:26 PM

    trade a bust.

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