EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. When the Minnesota Vikings jumped out to their surprising start this season, many had begun to tout Percy Harvin as an early candidate for the league's MVP award.
During Minnesota's late-season run to advance to Saturday's playoff game at Green Bay, Harvin was merely an afterthought.
The multi-talented receiver and returner was put on injured reserve at the start of December and has been back home in Florida, away from the team's facilities as the Vikings won their last four games to reach the postseason.
"It's purely up to him," coach Leslie Frazier said Wednesday as Minnesota prepares for Saturday's night's playoff game against the Packers. "If he wanted to be around, he can be around. But the guys are working hard and doing everything they can. I know he wants our team to do well, and that's important. We've got some other guys on IR that aren't around as well. It doesn't concern us."