Wide receiver Percy Harvin #11 of the Seattle Seahawks warms up before the game against the Minnesota Vikings at CenturyLink Field on November 17, 2013 in Seattle,Wa. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)
Head coach Pete Carroll said Monday that Harvin is going to practice with the team beginning on Thursday after the team takes a couple of days off. Harvin hasn't practiced with the team since making his debut against the Minnesota Vikings on Nov. 17.
"Percy is going to practice with us when we get back with the intention of playing in this next game," Carroll said.
"We'll see what happens. That's the intention. We're going to see how he goes. He's come to the point where we can go to that and we'll keep our fingers crossed for him. He wants to contribute and be a part of this team and he's going to do everything he can to do that."
Harvin has appeared in just one game for Seattle after being acquired in a trade with the Vikings in March. Harvin caught one pass for 17 yards and returned a kickoff 58 yards in his only appearance for the Seahawks. Harvin has since continually suffered soreness in his hip that has kept him from getting back on the field.
"He’s been rehabbing the whole time to get to this point," Carroll said. "He ran real well today."
It's given Seattle the opportunity to give him another chance to work into the program. Carroll admitted he thought there was a chance he wouldn't be able to get back this year.
"There was a time when I thought that maybe he wouldn’t have a chance to take the turn that he needed, within the last month or so," Carroll said. "Because he needs a couple of weeks, now we have a couple of weeks, and we’ll see what happens."
Harvin tweeted out a message Monday that he expects to be able to play in Seattle's playoff opener on Jan. 11.
12's see u in 2 weeks ... It's go time once again— Percy Harvin (@Percy_Harvin) December 31, 2013
And to all the haters who tried to kick when I was down ... Can't express how much fuel u added to my fire ....— Percy Harvin (@Percy_Harvin) December 31, 2013
The injury outlook in general looks pretty rosy for Seattle this week.
Carroll said only TE Luke Willson was the only injury from Sunday's 27-9 victory over St. Louis that will keep a player out this week. DT Brandon Mebane (groin), CB Richard Sherman (hip), WR Jermaine Kearse (ankle) and LB Bobby Wagner are expected to be able to practice this week.
LB K.J. Wright also will not practice this week but has a chance to start getting back into practice next week. He's missed the last three games with a broken bone in his foot suffered against the San Francisco 49ers on Dec. 8.