Seattle Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin took another positive step toward making his 2013 season debut.
Harvin, who is recovering from hip surgery, returned to practice on Monday, according to the team. Seattle is currently preparing to play against the St. Louis Rams on October 28.
Seattle gave Harvin a six-year deal worth $67 million ($25.5 million guaranteed) during free agency prior to this season. He later sustained a torn labrum in his hip, which required surgery this past August. Seattle placed him on the reserve/PUP list was initially hoping to have Harvin back in the lineup by Thanksgiving, but he has a chance to play next week.
Even though Harvin is preparing to play, his return could still be a few weeks away. With so much money invested in Harvin, the team has to take his long-term health into consideration before allowing the receiver back onto the field.
Meanwhile, Seattle has a 6-1 record without Harvin, which gives the organization enough leeway to allow their receiver to properly heal.
However, Harvin’s participation in practice is a good sign he is almost ready to play again.
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