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Carroll: Harvin faces long road back

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Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in his hip on Thursday, and coach Pete Carroll said Harvin faces a long rehab.

Harvin had the procedure done in New York, and Carroll said the reports the team received indicated it went "very well." Harvin will spend the next few weeks in New York before returning to Seattle.

"There's a long rehab process coming up," said Carroll, who declined to provide a timetable for Harvin's return but said the team's is "optimistic" it will be during the 2013 season.

"That's what we're hoping," said Carroll. "We're hopeful that he'll have a chance to get back."

NFL.com reported on Wednesday that the Seahawks are hoping Harvin will be able to return around Thanksgiving. The recovery time is estimated at three to four months.

That would put Harvin on course for a possible return in Week 13 for a Monday night game against the New Orleans Saints. The Seahawks have a bye in Week 12 and play the Minnesota Vikings, Harvin's former team, in Week 11.

--Carroll said wide receiver Sidney Rice, who is receiving treatment on his knee in Switzerland, is due back "in a day or so," depending on travel.
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