Percy Harvin may take a bit longer than expected to return to the Seattle Seahawks.
The wide receiver has been undergoing rehab for an injured hip for several months, and after targeting a Week 7 return his status now appears much more uncertain. Harvin suffered a slight tear in the labrum of his hip and had surgery over the summer.
Harvin has just traveled back to New York to continue his rehab. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Harvin’s rehab is going well, but was vague on when the speedy receiver might return.
“He’s back in New York rehabbing and we’re making sure that we really do everything just right,” Carroll told the Seattle Times. “He was very positive about how he’s coming back. We want to make sure we do a great job and support it in every way. We’ve made a couple of choices to send him back and he’s doing great. Don’t know that that means in terms of a time line.”
The fact that the team has gotten off to a blistering 3-0 start could delay Percy Harvin even more. With no desperate need to have him on the field, the team has the luxury of taking its time to make sure he is back to 100 percent health.
Harvin announced in the summer that he would undergo surgery on his injured hip. After being originally cleared for scrimmages, Harvin met with hip specialist Dr. Bryan Kelly at the Hospital for Special Surgery in July for a second opinion. He ended up opting for surgery.
Harvin broke the news to fans on Twitter: “When everything is goin good sometimes life throw u a curve ball… sorry to half to report that my injury will require surgery… Nobody was more anxious and excited about season then….but I will be back strong as ever..i appreciate all the love and prayers 12th man.”
Though it is difficult to nail down a timeline for his return, ESPN originally estimated it would take three to four months for the injury to heal. Because the Seahawks placed him on the Physically Unable To Perform list, Percy Harvin would not be allowed to return before Week 7 anyway.