Seattle receiver Percy Harvin said after practice Thursday he expects to play Saturday in the Divisional playoffs against the New Orleans Saints, and that he plans to do so without limitations.
Harvin said he plans to return kickoffs and be ready for a full load of offensive duties.
“We are ready to go,” he said. “I’m doing kick returns, all the things I would do previously to this injury. So we are all ready to go.”
Harvin said he had a “setback” after playing against Minnesota on Nov. 17, the first game back after having hip surgery Aug. 1.
“Just swelling,” he said. “Had fluid, stiffness. All the things that come with the surgery.”
That left him unable to practice through the rest of the regular season.
Harvin said coach Pete Carroll approached him on the Monday following the Rams’ game with the idea that he would go on the Injured Reserve list if he was not able to play.
Harvin said “I just looked at him and said ‘coach, I’m ready to play ball’ and we took that and talked to the doctors and kept rehabbing and hit the pratice field and felt pretty good.”
He’s practiced regularly since with no setbacks.
“I feel very, very confident,” he said. “I feel very good. These last practices have been very good. My conditioning has been very good. So I’m very confident.”
Asked if he feels better now than he did prior to playing against Minnesota, he responded simply “absolutely.”
You can watch some of Harvin’s meeting with the media after practice today below:
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