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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. After missing practice all week, Minnesota Vikings leading receiver Percy Harvin returned briefly Friday -- but only for stretching ahead of Sunday's important NFC North game at Chicago.
Harvin, who leads Minnesota and is tied for eighth in the league with 62 catches, has been out since Nov. 4 including last week's bye week -- with a badly sprained ankle. Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said earlier this week that he would need to see Harvin return to practice for the receiver to be active in Sunday's game.
"I think after the time we've had off, it would be good for him to get some work," Frazier said Wednesday. "It would be good for him physically just to have confidence. So, yes, I would like to see him get some work before our game on Sunday."
Harvin, had expressed confidence Wednesday that he would test out the injured ankle in practice later that day but ended up sitting out and working on the side with head athletic trainer Eric Sugarman. On Friday, he was on the field as the team began the portion of practice that is open to the media but then returned inside with trainers.
Harvin has been out since spraining his ankle in three places Nov. 4 against the Seattle Seahawks. He has missed one game -- a win against the Detroit Lions before the bye during which the passing offense showed signs of pulling out of its slump. Quarterback Christian Ponder completed 24 of 32 passes for 221 yards and two touchdowns, and rookie Jarius Wright took on some of Harvin's role with three catches for 54 yards and a touchdown.
Harvin spent the bye week in town rehabbing, saying he "ran through pretty much every machine I think we have in there."
He led the league in receptions before missing the Detroit game and was considered one of the main reasons for Minnesota's surprising start to the season. He is second in the league in all-purpose yards with 1,347, behind only to Green Bay's Randall Cobb. Harvin is averaging 35.9 yards per kickoff return and has five total touchdowns.
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The Minnesota Vikings have declared wide receiver Percy Harvin out of Sunday's game at Chicago because of his sprained left ankle.
Harvin was listed doubtful on Friday after missing another week of practice, and the team downgraded him to out on the injury report Saturday while deciding not to take him on the trip so he can continue to rest. Harvin was hurt Nov. 4 at Seattle...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -- The Minnesota Vikings have declared wide receiver Percy Harvin out of Sunday's game at Chicago because of his sprained left ankle.
Harvin was listed doubtful on Friday after missing another week of practice, and the team downgraded him to out on the injury report Saturday while deciding not to take him on the trip so he can continue to rest. Harvin...
Minnesota Vikings' wide receiver Percy Harvin doesn't look like he'll be able to go Sunday in a division match-up against the Chicago Bears. Harvin is battling a sprained ankle and still can't put much weight on the ankle at all.
According to Joe Oberle of CBS Sports, Harvin was not able to get through pre-practice yesterday and has been listed as doubtful for...
Vikings receiver Percy Harvin missed practice on Friday to rest his sprained ankle. He's unlikely to play this week against the Bears.Fantasy Spin:Minnesota was hoping to have Harvin back after the bye week but his recovery has gone slower than expected. Harvin leads the team in receiving with 677 yards in nine games.
Minnesota Vikings WR Percy Harvin has dealt with a variety of injuries in his career and it now appears the Vikings will be without the speedy receiver again this week. Harvin has been dealing with a sprained left ankle and is officially listed as doubtful on the team’s injury report. Minnesota is coming off their bye week and the additional week off was thought to have helped...
Vikings receiver Percy Harvin stretched with the team before practice but left with team trainers after that with his ankle taped and a pronounced limp.
Vikings WR Percy Harvin still hasn’t practiced since spraining his left ankle on Nov. 4.
Vikings WR Percy Harvin is ready to test his sprained ankle in hopes of playing Sunday after two weeks off.
Vikings receiver Percy Harvin will not play Sunday against the Bears. SOURCE: Jason La Canfora, CBSSports.comFantasy Spin:Harvin missed Week 10 and still wasn't able to get healthy during the Vikings' bye week. He still hasn't practiced and now you have to wonder if he'll even be able to return for Week 13 at Green Bay.
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin didn’t practice
yesterday and isn’t expected to suit up this weekend against the Chicago Bears,
according to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com, while the team is expecting to
have running back Adrian Peterson (ankle), defensive lineman Jared Allen
(shoulder) and wide receiver Michael Jenkins (foot).
According to CBS Sports...
Vikings receiver Percy Harvin didn’t travel with the team to Chicago because of his sprained left ankle. Meanwhile, Bears QB Jay Cutler has been cleared to play following a concussion that caused him to missed Monday night’s game against San Francisco.
ESPN’s Ed Werder reports that the Vikings have listed WR Percy Harvin doubtful for Week 12 matchup against the Bears because of an ankle injury.
“Percy gave it a try,” HC Leslie Frazier said, “But couldn’t put much pressure on that ankle.”
Although the Vikings are coming of a bye week, Harvin hasn’t been able to practice all week. If Harvin ends up missing the game...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. The familiar refrain from the Minnesota Vikings this week was about "controlling our own destiny."
Minnesota begins the crucial stretch-run of its season on Sunday when it travels to face the Chicago Bears with the NFC North race to be decided between the Vikings (6-4), Bears (7-3) and Green Bay Packers (7-3) over the final six weeks.