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Seahawks’ Harvin to practice, eyes playoffs
- Updated: Dec 31, 2013
RENTON, Wash. – Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll stated Monday afternoon that receiver Percy Harvin will observe this week, a shock announcement after Carroll's comments earlier within the day.
In the six hours between Carroll's radio show Monday morning and his afternoon news conference, one thing changed with Harvin's standing.
Otto Greule Jr/Getty PhotosPercy Harvin has played in only one game this season resulting from injury however is anticipated to apply this week for the Seahawks.
On his 710 ESPN Seattle radio present, Carroll gave each indication that Harvin would not return for the playoffs. But he had a very different message later in the day.
"Percy will apply with the intention of playing next game," Carroll mentioned. "It has come to that time. He needs to contribute on this staff."
On Monday morning, Carroll sounded discouraged about Harvin.
"It has been a very difficult struggle for Percy," Carroll mentioned on his radio present. "It's a personal thing proper now.
"He has worked actually arduous to get again however has not been able to make it over the hump. He'll want the offseason to essentially get back to full power. We may have a rare football player able to go next yr. We'll take a look this week and see the place we are and then know more."
By Monday afternoon, Carroll was far more optimistic.
"It is going to be a great thing for him [if he plays]," Carroll mentioned. "This man is a true competitor. To his credit, he has not given up on it. He's at a spot the place he has a chance. We'll see what happens."
Harvin took to Twitter to say he plans to be back for the Seahawks' divisional-spherical playoff sport.
In what has been one of the most successful seasons in Seahawks history, Harvin clearly has been the largest disappointment with a hip injury that restricted him to a couple plays in one game towards his former Minnesota teammates Nov. 17.
Harvin, who signed a $sixty seven million, six-year cope with Seattle in March, had main hip surgical procedure Aug. 1 to restore a torn labrum. He has not played again since returning six weeks ago because of soreness and irritation in his hip.
"It's way more complicated than simply that," Carroll said. "It was main surgery, and people typically take years to get over it. He's trying to do it in months. And not simply to be a normal particular person strolling down the road. It is a very delicate state of affairs. There is no recreation plan here and no strategy. We're simply pulling for him."