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Carroll says Harvin’s hip surgery a success

Post by Eric Williams on Aug. 1, 2013 at 2:18 pm with 36 Comments »
August 1, 2013 2:18 pm

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll told reporters after today’s practice that receiver Percy Harvin had successful surgery to repair a partially torn labrum in his hip by Dr. Bryant Kelly in New York today.

Carroll said Harvin will remain there for two weeks to rehab after surgery before returning to the team.

“We don’t have any dates, or timelines or that kind of stuff,” Carroll said. “But we’re going to be very optimistic, and hopefully he’s going to get back as soon as possible, and gradually we can get him fixed up and ready to go.”

Carroll said the expectation remains that Harvin will return to action during the 2013 season.

“With all the information we got, we’re more hopeful that he will have a chance to get back,” Carroll said.

Carroll also provided some information on the injury status of starting middle linebacker Bobby Wagner, who has missed the past two training camp practices with a sore shoulder.

“We’re resting some guys,” Carroll said. “There’s an array of guys that we’re resting, just because it’s that time to do that. But we’ve got a couple, nagging groins and things like that. Nothing serious at this point, but Bobby’s shoulder is kind of sore. And you saw that Luke (Willson) was out here in a red shirt just because he has a sore shoulder, too.”

Carroll said he expects Sidney Rice back from his trip to Switzerland, where he’s receiving preventative treatment for a knee issue, in the next day or so.

Tight end Zach Miller and running back Robert Turbin, who both started training camp on the PUP list with foot issues, are expected to get going in the next week or so.

“Turbo has a chance to get back next week some time,” Carroll said. “For sure in two weeks, if everything keeps going like it is. He’s running now. He’s working out hard. “We’re just trying to make sure that we give him enough time to get back in shape, so once he starts working at the clip we go at, that he’ll be all right. And that’s the same with Zach.”

Defensive lineman Jesse Williams sat out again after practicing fully on Tuesday with a knee issue.

“We’re just going to try and get him back out there and keep him healthy,” Carroll said. “We think it’s better to rest him. He worked really hard yesterday, and so we thought it would be a good plan to try and ease him back in.”

Carroll acknowledged there’s a chance that defensive end Chris Clemons is far enough along in his surgery that he could see action in a preseason game.

“We’re really excited about the progress he’s been making,” Clemons. “We’ve got some hopeful thoughts about that, that we’ll kind of keep under our hat. But he’s doing well.

In all, the Seahawks had 19 players not practice today. Besides the six guys on the PUP list in Turbin, Miller, Harvin, Clemons, Tharold Simon (foot) and Greg Scruggs (knee), along with linebacker Korey Toomer on the non-football injury list, others who did not practice include Williams (knee), Wagner (shoulder), Ron Parker (hamstring), Michael Bowie (hamstring), Michael Palmer (groin), Darren Fells (hamstring), Cliff Avril (hamstring) Kenneth Boatright (left arm), Jeremy Lane (bruised foot), Greg Herd (shoulder), Kyle Knox (unknown), Michael Brooks (unknown) and Rice (knee).

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  1. thursday says:

    That sounds like good news re:Harvin. I’m staying hopeful we’ll see him play this year.

  2. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Good news on Harvin. Great news on Clemons! Happy times! Happy hour!

  3. LBCHawk says:

    I got a posting too quickly message. This is an entirely different thread!

    I’ll just re-write it one more time.

    I would wait for some other sources on the Harvin situation before I trusted anything he had to say about player health. And this comes from a guy who’s loved Pete for 10+ years. Go Trojans and Hawks!

  4. bbnate420 says:

    Good news for Harvin and Clemons. Sounds like avoiding the PUP is a good possibility.

  5. SandpointHawk says:

    Agree with Georgia on this one…Cheers

  6. bbnate420 says:

    LBCHawk, when it does that, just refresh your page until it accepts it.

  7. bbnate420 says:

    For Clemons I meant about the PUP.

  8. Jesse Williams knee- DANG IT!!!

  9. Looks like Toomer’s days are numbered :(. Non football injury lost usually isn’t good- all the physical tools but he just has to be able to pick up the system. Was hoping for some of his tools on ST

  10. RDPoulsbo says:

    It’s hard to keep in perspective given how hard they work every year in TC, but Pete has a history of being pretty lenient on players being excused from practice. I don’t think we should be on pins and needles about guys missing practice until they start sitting out preseason games.

  11. Dukeshire says:

    Clemons might see preseason action? Damn. That’s really exciting but honestly, I’d rather they didn’t allow him to play preseason. It’s a long season and their goals can’t be spoiled in September. Be cautious with him.

  12. montanamike2 says:

    Great news, Hoorah!
    I think resting banged up players is a good idea, especially with William’s knee.

  13. montanamike2 says:

    And Clemmons

  14. montanamike2 says:


  15. doubledink says:

    Clem would have to be way ahead of schedule to even be considered for a preseason game. That sounds like Mr. Happy’s optimism getting the best of him. Even so, Game 1 is as soon as I hope to see him play.

  16. Sounds like Williams has a problem knee, and Seattle is resting him as a preventative. They pushed him yesterday to see if he could take it, today they rest him and let someone else take the load. I like it. Hopefully its nothing serious.

    Bummer about Toomer; I was rooting for him.

    A lot of hamstring injuries!

    I sure as hell dont want to see Clemons in a preseason game! However, it would be awesome to hear that he’s ready to go in the preseason, then see him take the field week one! Hell, I’d be happy to see him play by week 4 and be full go by week 6, considering his injury. Lets all hope they dont rush him back like they did Carpenter. Look how that turned out!

  17. I wonder if Avril is ever going to make it a week without an injury?

  18. Maybe Clemons is related to AP?!

  19. DFloydd says:

    Geez. I dunno. I mean it IS all Pete Speak, and if you listen to Pete speak then you know how Pete speaks and if Pete speaks you can’t put too much in to what Pete speaks about because it’s Pete speaking Pete-Speak.

  20. doubledink says:

    I was thinking the same thing about Carp’s knee.
    btw, it’s AD for “All Day” per the fans of Sooner Nation.

  21. doubledink says:

    is the team off tomorrow? 4 on, 1 off if i recall.

  22. Or they get to take HGH during recovery ? AP, RG3 recovered in 7 months- it would be around 8 for Clem. Interesting thought that he may be back for Pre season.

    PC is very generous when it comes to giving guys rest this time of the season – I remember last season there were multiple days when guys got breaks – especially vets or guys with a few owies

  23. abqhwkfn says:

    Why did Sidney Rice wait until training camp to take his trip to Switzerland? Has this question been answered in a previous thread or article?

  24. JZombie says:

    With that long of an injury/resting list, I wonder just who we’ll see next Thursday @ San Diego. Whoever suits up, I’m still excited to watch.

  25. bbnate420 says:

    abhwkfn, we don’t really know. It could be lots of things. Taking time to research the best place to go. Waiting for an appointment. I doubt that tons of places in the world perform this procedure. I’m not worried about Rice missing some TC practices.

    STTBM, Carp is around 340 lbs. Clemons is 250-260. That’s a big difference. They also don’t necessarily heal at the same rate. I’m not saying I want him in preseason games, but it’s not the exact same thing. It would be nice just to get him practicing in TC so that he will be ready to at least play some when the real games start.

  26. MoSeahawk12 says:

    Coach Carrol said Rice’s procedure was planned for around that time. He addressed the timing on one of the videos from a few days ago. Basically said it was no big deal, not a new injury and wasn’t surgery. Sounded like the timing was team agreed on before camp. Also said Rice would be ready to jump right back into camp and wouldn’t miss any preseason games.

  27. doubledink says:

    I’m thinking Rice’s procedure is timed purposely with camp due to its effectiveness. Just a WAG though.

  28. doubledink says:

    Pete’s press conferences remind me that the Promising Department is working just fine.

  29. Jzombie – agreed , can’t wait till they play some games!!!

  30. bbnate–I hear you on carp v clemons, Im just cautious. Ive seen too many folks that rush back from knee injuries live to regret it–D-Jack, Branch, Carp…And especially with Big Men, its important to give them extra time–see Marcus Tubbs, etc. Even though Clemons isnt a 300 lber, his knee is still a huge concern, and the fact that Carrol and company kept Carp out there playing despite his obvious gimpiness before shutting him down last year doesnt build confidence about their decision-making regarding when to bring a guy back from injury.

  31. Southendzone says:

    A lot of reports said if bone reshaping was required as part of the surgery it would add significant time to the rehab.

    Can someone ask PC specifically if bone reshaping was required, or just a labrum repair.

  32. Dukeshire says:

    “Bone reshaping…” I can only imagine what that is and it cannot be good.

  33. bbnate420 says:

    I would guess that he would’ve mentioned it if bone reshaping was needed, but it’s just a guess.

  34. bbnate420 says:

    Duke, bone reshaping means shaving off bone spurs in this instance. Sometimes people get a torn labrum because they have bone spurs on the neck of their femur that pinch and possibly tear the labrum while the hip is in motion.

  35. It is good to know he is going to stay in NY for a few and start rehab there – hopefully it can be a good step to a quick recovery

  36. sluggo42 says:

    I’ve had bone shaping twice, one in each shoulder. What it does is hurt like a broken bone, but it’s more pain than structural. 6-8 weeks for that pain, after 4 weeks it’s not bad.

    A thought foe slave about Rice. Keepin mind that Russ couldn’t see him as much last year as his routes are a little longer to develop. RW watched his routes all summer and now understands where he will be. I think a
    All the WRs have big years due to all factors of the O game. Better run game with carps return which also improves right side o-line.

    A healthy Baldwin opens things up too.

    He loss of McCoy is the only thing that could be a negative. We was 280, and a good blocker…

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