MINNEAPOLIS - NOVEMBER 22: Percy Harvin #12 of the Minnesota Vikings smiles from the bench against the Seattle Seahawks at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on November 22, 2009 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
Minnesota Vikings receiver Percy Harvin hasn't talked to media in two weeks since his season ended due what head coach Leslie Frazier said was based “purely” on his slow-healing sprained left ankle and not any issue with a uniquely valuable player who has had clashes with the team.
“For him as well as our team, this is the best thing to do as opposed to continuing to try to make something happen that’s not going to happen,” Frazier said after practice Thursday, via Dave Campbell of the Associated Press. “He’s such a valuable commodity. You don’t want to do anything that’s going to create some long-term ill effects.”
Harvin is dissapointed, but he's already thinking about next year.
“It certainly is disappointing that I was not able to finish out this season with my teammates", he said.
"As a competitor I definitely wanted to get back out on the field, but my injury has just not allowed me to progress to the point where I can help our team,” Harvin said in a statement distributed by the Vikings. “I appreciate the efforts of our medical staff and the support of our fans in helping me through this process and look forward to coming back stronger and better than ever.”