NEWARK, N.J. -- Percy Harvin says he feels great. His body is right and his head is sound after a concussion forced him to miss the NFC Championship Game. He looms as a potential X-factor in Super Bowl XLVIII.
Staying on the field always has been a challenge for the Seattle Seahawks wide receiver, but this season was especially trying. Harvin sat out 15 of 16 regular-season games while recovering from hip surgery. He returned -- and looked good -- in the divisional round against the New Orleans Saints until a head injury pushed him to the background again.
"Man, it was tough," Harvin told Around The League during Tuesday's Media Day. "It was very tough. Especially knowing that I had prepared for that game, I had a good week and my legs were starting to feel how I wanted them to feel during the game. I felt really good, I knew I was going to finish that game without a problem.
"So to finally get the hip going then go out with a concussion, I just really couldn't understand it at the time."
Harvin will start the game. But will he finish?
"Absolutely," he told Sanders. "I think I can. Those injuries, the concussion and the hip, those were definitely unfortunate situations I wish didn't happen. But I've played football a long time, so I'm not worried about that at all."The "Around The League Podcast" is now available on iTunes! Click here to listen and subscribe.