Percy Harvin: Keep an eye on Week 7

Percy Harvin thinks he could be back by Week 7

9/5/13 in NFL   |   Matthew_Shovlin   |   735 respect

Blog Photo - Percy Harvin: Keep an eye on Week 7Wide receiver Percy Harvin has had a pretty disappointing start of his Seahawks career. Before he could even take the field for his new team, Harvin suffered a hip injury that required surgery, and it appeared possible that he could miss the entire 2013 season. The realistic best case scenario looked to be a return to action somewhere between Thanksgiving and Christmas, around the time of Week 13 or 14. According to Harvin, however, the stud receiver could be back on the field much sooner.

Harvin tweeted on Wednesday that fans should "keep an eye on Week 7" as a possible return date. Currently on the PUP list, Harvin is ineligible to play for the first six weeks of the season, but will then be allowed to take the field whenever he is healthy. The Seahawks have been very quiet regarding Harvin's injury and have never really placed a timetable on his return, so it's not too surprising that Harvin's timetable is different than what the media has speculated.

Here is Harvin's tweet from Wednesday:

Blog Photo - Percy Harvin: Keep an eye on Week 7

A Week 7 return would have him significantly ahead of his expected 3-4 month recovery period. We've seen athletes get a little overzealous with their injury timetables in the past, so take this with a grain of salt. Having said that, Harvin knows how his rehab is going better than any of us do, and I'm sure he has talked to doctors plenty of times about what type of progress he is making.

Harvin could be a big-time fantasy difference-maker down the stretch this year, so given Harvin's recent self-diagnosis, he looks like a player worth grabbing later in fantasy drafts and stashing on your bench (or grabbing off the waiver wire if you have already drafted).

As for the Seahawks, they have a great shot at reaching the playoffs with or without Harvin, so once they are in the playoffs, Harvin should be acclimated to his new offense and ready to help them make a run at the Lombardi Trophy.
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