Pete Carroll: Percy Harvin’s hip feels good

AP

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin may not play this Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship game.

But for the first time this season his hip won’t be the reason he’s forced to sit out.

Harvin missed 15 of Seattle’s 16 games in the regular season after having hip surgery on August 1. His only appearance in the regular season came in Week 11 against the Minnesota Vikings before swelling and fluid build-up in his hip caused Harvin to miss the remaining five games of the regular season.

After two weeks of practice, Harvin was able to return to the field Saturday. Harvin caught three passes for 21 yards in Saturday’s 23-15 victory over the New Orleans Saints before leaving with a concussion in the second quarter.

Head coach Pete Carroll had said last week the team still didn’t know how Harvin’s hip would ultimately respond after going through the rigors of another game. However, Harvin has apparently avoided any further issue after his brief appearance against the Saints.

“He came out very well,” Carroll said. “Yeah we’re way ahead of the game on that one.”

Harvin has to clear concussion protocol in order to Sunday against the 49ers. Whether he manages to do so won’t be known until later this week. But Harvin being able to get through a game without any further issues with his hip is a positive step forward.

23 responses to “Pete Carroll: Percy Harvin’s hip feels good

  1. Super, now how about his head? For all the talk about what a creampuff he supposedly is, he took a couple of nasty hits.

  2. I think that first hit he took was about the nastiest, most vicious collision I have seen on field in quite a bit of time. The second hit was nothing to sneeze at either. His hip is certainly something to be watched, however I have NO idea how ANYONE would be able to pass a concussion-related protocol just one week after those two blasts. It’s a wonder his head was still on his shoulders after that first smash!

  3. The Saints clearly targeted the heads of all the Seattle receivers – Tate, Baldwin and Harvin especially. The shot that gave Harvin the concussion was when the Saints safety put a forearm shiver into the back of Harvin’s head as they were falling, and it is clearly evident in the television broadcast. Multiple players, including Michael Bennett, called out the Saints in post-game interviews for trying to injure players and taking head-shots on offense and defense.

    Sean Payton clearly learned nothing from his suspension. I’ve lost all respect for Sean Payton and the Saints, and feel better knowing the window has closed on that team, and the best they’ll ever be is a division winner for the foreseeable future. All they’ve been for a while now is playoff fodder for the Seahawks.

    Drew Brees deserves better.

  4. Different team, same Harvin. This guy needs to learn how to play in the NFL. I noticed that Wes Walker is using a different helmet, maybe Harvin should look at investing in one before his head issues prevent him from making the millions in his contract.

  5. This guy is obviously collecting checks. He has no heart and never has. Any excuse to sit on the sidelines will be exploited.

  6. I guess the guy is tough as nails; that’s what happens when you have to grow up with a name like Percy instead of Rocco.

  7. Man, talk about no luck. I was shocked he was able to return after the hit that resulted in a PF. He got straight up blasted. The positive is that in the limited number of snaps he’s been in on, he’s made an impact. I do suggest using him as a decoy a little more and working him into it. He and Lynch should draw enough attention that Miller and Willson are open. A lot.

  8. nothing to worry about, hip is good, head is good, something else will get hurt before halftime…

  9. Sean Payton should of went to jail for the bounty gate and he’s clearly encouraging his players to injure still. It shows he doesn’t have faith in himself or his team to win on a level field and that he puts winning above all else. including players health. He does not belong in sports at any level .

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