According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, Seattle Seahawks WR Percy Harvin absolutely expects to play during Week 11 against his former team, the Minnesota Vikings:
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 11, 2013
Injury Outlook: I mean, would there be a better time for Harvin to return than against the team that traded him away? His debut has been much anticipated for months and we seem to be getting real close to finally seeing what he brings to this Seahawks offense. If Harvin does return this week, we’d be really close to the 4 month time frame that many (including myself) had initially described as a realistic expectation for his return.
The main things to look out for this week in terms of his practice participation are how well he’s able to cut and stop on a dime in addition to his ability to run without any noticeable asymmetries from side to side, especially if it’s obvious to casual media observers. If he’s able to progress to limited to full participation by week’s end, then you should absolutely expect him to be out there.
I don’t think it’s quite a done deal yet, but with the Seahawks activating him off the IR today and a reputable source like Ian Rapoport stating his return is imminent, it’s hard not to be optimistic about his chances this week. As with any player coming off a lower extremity injury that has kept him out for a prolonged length of time, expect Harvin to be on some sort of snap count to make sure his body is given time to adjust to the demands of game speed NFL football. Doing too much too soon may lead to soreness the week after, so don’t be alarmed if you do hear that he’s dealing with discomfort or inflammation after his first game back.
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