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WR Percy Harvin returns to practice for Seahawks - Oct. 22, 2013

WR Percy Harvin returns to practice for Seahawks - Oct. 22, 2013

Percy Harvin #12 of the Minnesota Vikings is tackled by Earl Thomas #29 of the Seattle Seahawks during play at CenturyLink Field on November 4, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

by Curtis Crabtree
KJR reporter
Twitter: @Curtis_Crabtree

RENTON - For the first time since early June, WR Percy Harvin practiced with the Seattle Seahawks on Tuesday.

When he'll see the field in a game is still uncertain.

Harvin was able to practice Tuesday for the first time since being placed on the physically unable to perform list at the start of training camp. Harvin was limited in practice and head coach Pete Carroll says they'll continue to be cautious with his recovery.

"The thought we’ve been going with all along is to take the conservative approach and make sure our guys are healthy and so we’re going to continue to do that," Carroll said. "We’ve waited this long to get him here to this point, so we’ll just continue to take our time and see how he goes."

Harvin hadn't been able to practice with the team since OTAs in the first week of June. He was held out for all of the team's veteran mini-camp and placed on PUP before training camp began with a hip injury that required surgery on August 1.

Harvin said Tuesday that the injury wasn't just causing pain on the field but affecting him in normal everyday activities as well.

"It was bothering me sleeping, running, just relaxing; it was getting real tough so we knew we had to get something done," Harvin said.

"I had a bone that was blocking me from getting my full range of motion. Just like any labrum in your shoulder there was just a lot of pain, certain movements would hurt real bad, and it just got to the point where it was getting real tough to pick up my leg."

Harvin said it was clear cut decision that the surgery was necessary. He said he was able to pick up his leg the night of the surgery and was able to begin riding a bike shortly thereafter. Harvin said he knew at that point his recovery was going to be quicker than expected.

He said he feels he just needs some additional conditioning and repetitions in practice to get to a point where he feels ready to play. Physically, Harvin feels like he's about ready to play.

"It’s feeling great right now," Harvin said. "I haven’t had any setbacks. I’m running pretty good, cutting pretty good, I’m doing all of the things I was doing previously so it’s just getting the grind, getting the practices in, and getting back in the meetings and all of those things and I’ll be ready to go."

Injury Updates:

Pete Carroll said FB Derrick Coleman will likely miss 4-6 weeks with the hamstring suffered Thursday night against the Arizona Cardinals. The injury to Coleman led to the team re-signing FB Michael Robinson on Tuesday.

WR Golden Tate was unable to complete practice Tuesday as he is dealing with a sore shoulder. His foot, which was also injured against Arizona, is fine.

LB Bobby Wagner will be evaluated Thursday to see where he's at with his high-ankle sprain. Carroll said Wagner is surprising the trainers with the speed of his recovery but his status is still uncertain.

S Jeron Johnson did not practice with a hamstring injury.

Carroll said T Russell Okung is doing really well in his recovery from a sprained toe ligament. He said Okung has a chance to be ready when he becomes eligible to return from the injured reserve list on Nov. 15. He can return to practice in two weeks if he's healthy enough to do so.

T Breno Giacomini's status is still in question. Carroll said they don't have a "real clear timeline" on his recovery. He had surgery on his knee last month and a follow-up procedure to drain fluid from his knee. Carroll said it will still take a couple of weeks for Giacomini to get ready once he returns to the practice field, but he's not ready to do that yet either.

 

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