Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin may have been
attempting to recover from a more significant ankle injury than initially
believed, reports Tom Pelissero of 1500 ESPN, who says the dynamic playmaker
suffered a Grade 3 sprain of his left ankle, meaning there was a complete
ligament tear involved.
The Minnesota Vikings' top receiver suffered a Grade 3
sprain of his left ankle on Nov. 4 at Seattle, according to a source with
knowledge of the injury.
An injury such as a Grade 3 sprain would take four to six
weeks to completely heal. Harvin sustained the injury during a Nov. 4 contest against
the Seattle Seahawks.
Despite the timeframe of four to six weeks, the Vikings were
initially hopeful Harvin would be healthy enough to return in three weeks.
However, the wide receiver has struggled out of his break and when changing
Harvin is expected to give it another go at practice today.
Even after missing weeks due to the injury, Harvin continues to be far-and-away
Minnesota’s leading receiver.
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