Percy Harvin will not make his season debut for the Seattle Seahawks on Monday night against the St. Louis Rams.
“He won’t be playing in this game,” coach Pete Carroll said, via the team’s website. “He won’t be able to do this this quick.”
Harvin had hip surgery on Aug. 1 and returned to practice this week. But after workouts on Tuesday and Thursday, Harvin was given Friday and Saturday off because he was sore.
“We’re managing his rehabilitation and trying to do it really right,” Carroll said. “We worked him hard, then we rested him. We’ll continue to do that until his conditioning is caught up and he’s ready to go.
“He looked great when we were working him. Then we needed to rest him to make sure he can handle the workload. He’s a hard-charger. He’s not going to sit back. When he goes, he goes. So we’ve got to make sure and manage that really well. We’re totally pleased at how he’s worked to get back and as soon as we can do it we will. But when it’s right.”
Harvin started the season on the physically unable to perform list and has a roster exemption until the team decides to add him to the 53-man roster.