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Carroll says Max Unger could be back this week - Oct. 7, 2013

Carroll says Max Unger could be back this week - Oct. 7, 2013

Jeron Johnson #32 of the Seattle Seahawks runs the ball in for a safety after a blocked kick during a game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on October 6, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Jonathan Moore/Getty Images)

by Curtis Crabtree
KJR reporter
Twitter: @Curtis_Crabtree

RENTON - Head coach Pete Carroll said C Max Unger is expected to return to limited participation in practice on Wednesday and progress throughout the week. Carroll said he believes Unger has a good shot to play against Tennessee. He's been dealing with a triceps strain the last two weeks.

"We think he's going to make it this week," Carroll said. "Holding him out this last week gave us a chance to say that now."

TE Zach Miller will be day-to-day with a hamstring strain. Carroll said they won't know if he can make it back until the end of the week.

T Breno Giacomini is progressing from his surgery and Carroll said they expect him to start coming along in about a week or so. He said they don't know when to expect him back as of yet.

LB Bobby Wagner suffered a sprained ankle and was replaced by LB Heath Farwell briefly during the game. He played the remainder of the game but Carroll said they'll need to wait and see how he responds this week.

DE Michael Bennett and DT Jordan Hill both suffered bruised thighs but are expected to be OK.

Percy Harvin back in Seattle:

WR Percy Harvin is back in the building after spending time in New York to rehab his surgically-repaired hip. Carroll said Harvin is running again now and he worked out with the team today.

"We'll just have to see what happens but it's a very positive response at this point," Carroll said. "He's in really good shape to take the next step."

Carroll still wouldn't put a timetable on his return. From a logisitical standpoint, Harvin is eligible to return as early as next week. Realistically, that still seems to be a pretty unlikely scenario.

Harvin has barely been able to practice with the team dating back to offseason workouts as the hip problem kept him sidelined at times throughout OTAs and mini-camps. He's been on the physically unable to perform list since the start of training camp and hasn't been able to practice since getting surgery on his hip on Aug. 1.

Seattle plays next Thursday night against the Arizona Cardinals. Even if Harvin were completely healthy today, it seems a tall task to believe he'd be ready to adequately contribute after just a couple days of practice on a short week.

Nevertheless, it appears as though Harvin is getting closer to getting on the field and he would be a welcome boost for an offense struggling to find consistency so far this season.

 

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