Pete Carroll: 'Seattle Seahawks will be patient with Percy Harvin'

Carroll: 'Seahawks will be patient with Harvin'
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Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll says that the team will not rush wide receiver Percy Harvin back from his hip injury.

Pete Carroll has said that the Seattle Seahawks will be patient with Percy Harvin as he continues to recover from a hip injury.

The wide receiver, whom the Seahawks acquired in a trade with the Minnesota Vikings during the off-season, is yet to play this season, having undergone surgery at the start of August.

The head coach told NBC Sports: "I don't think [Harvin playing against the Arizona Cardinals next week] is realistic. I think that is too soon to expect that to happen.

"We want him to be able to endure the rigors of the end of the season. It's not important to rush him back, it's important to wait it out and be patient and get him out there when he's ready to go and withstand the load of the game."

The Seahawks top the NFC West, having won four of their five games so far this season.

Percy Harvin #12 of the Minnesota Vikings returns a kick during a game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on November 4, 2012
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