July 28, 2013 in Sports

Carroll optimistic about Harvin’s hip

Everett Herald
 

RENTON – No decision has been made yet on receiver Percy Harvin, who is currently on the physically unable to perform list with a hip injury, and at this point, just about all options are still on the table, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said.

Harvin will fly to New York to get a second opinion next week, and while the Seahawks remain optimistic that one of their biggest offseason acquisitions won’t miss a significant amount of time, Carroll acknowledged that just about anything is possible right now, from Harvin being back in a couple of weeks to needing season-ending surgery.

“We have to wait and see,” Carroll said. “It’s everything from he might be back here in a couple of weeks and be ready to go, to there may be some procedure that needs to take place, and there are a number of different ways that that could happen, and the lengths of recovery depend on what has to take place.”

Carroll did, however, dispute a report yesterday that quoted him as saying any surgery would be season-ending.

“(Surgery) wouldn’t necessarily be season ending,” Carroll said. “That’s one of the scenarios it could be, but the likelihood of getting back just depends on what they have to do. There’s a whole array of different circumstances—some guys make it right back, some guys take longer. That’s a possibility, but we’re hoping that’s not the probability, we’re thinking it’s going to be better than that.”

The Seahawks are hoping Harvin can end up like safety Kam Chancellor, who had a similar hip injury last year and played through it.

Seahawks add pass rusher

The Seahawks acquired linebacker O’Brien Schofield off of waivers after he was released by Arizona, which just signed veteran John Abraham.

Schofield could help bolster the Seahawks’ pass rush as either an outside linebacker or “Leo” defensive end. He had four sacks last season as a starter before suffering a season-ending injury nine games into the season. 

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