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Shoulder surgery keeps Harvin out of OTAs, for now

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When Vikings receiver Percy Harvin disclosed last month on Twitter that he needs shoulder surgery, he added that the recovery will be quick and that he’ll be ready for Organized Team Activities.

The Vikings started Organized Team Activities on Tuesday, and Harvin wasn’t ready.

Jeremy Fowler of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that, while Harvin was present for the first day of OTAs, he isn’t yet able to participate in drills after having bone spurs removed from his shoulder.  Fowler writes that Harvin isn’t expected to miss much time.

Harvin, the 2009 offensive rookie of the year, generated career highs in receptions, receiving yardage, rushing attempts, and rushing yardage in 2011.  He gained 1,312 yards from scrimmage, averaging 9.4 yards every time he touched the ball as a runner or receiver.  Harvin added 520 yards on 16 kickoff returns, an average of 32.5 yards per return.

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15 Responses to “Shoulder surgery keeps Harvin out of OTAs, for now”
  1. getadealdonealready says: May 29, 2012 8:30 PM

    When AP went down, Harvin showed how valuable he is. This kid is tough, and hopefully will be used as the weapon he is next year. His versatility can take the heat off of AP and Christian.

  2. monctonvike says: May 29, 2012 8:40 PM

    I am a fan of his on the field play. However something tells me he will be playing the rest of his career banged up. There is always something going on with percy

  3. virginiaviking says: May 29, 2012 8:51 PM

    Atleast he didnt pull a Shiddy Rice and wait until right before the season 2 get it . He is a true warrior. You go out there and try 2 catch passes constantly over the middle and run up the gut 5 times a game. At 185 pounds on top of that and tell me you wont get banged up. Keep it up Percy!!

  4. beddawitchedda says: May 29, 2012 9:14 PM

    Well his playing while banged up is better then most healthy players in the NFL.

  5. trojanwarrior007 says: May 29, 2012 9:28 PM

    Just as long as he stays away from the reefer he’ll be OK.

  6. ninefingers9 says: May 29, 2012 9:28 PM

    monctonvike says:
    May 29, 2012 8:40 PM
    I am a fan of his on the field play. However something tells me he will be playing the rest of his career banged up. There is always something going on with percy
    What? Hasn’t he only missed something like…2 games or something?

  7. hugejazz says: May 29, 2012 9:47 PM

    I love the guy. Fun. Exciting to watch. Maybe he’s just one of those ultra-talented big men in a small package. Heal well Percy. The Vikes need all the help they can get.

  8. dicecoldsr says: May 29, 2012 10:07 PM

    Here’s your warning, call the clergy, because Percy will show no mercy, when you’re mourning, another scoring.

  9. squared80 says: May 29, 2012 11:17 PM

    There is always so much talk about Harvin and his injuries… but the guy always plays. He’s the AP of the receiving corp. Tough dude.

  10. mnomalley says: May 30, 2012 12:00 AM

    I love watching Harvin. Every time he has the ball in his hands, he goes %110. Can’t say that about a lot of players in this league, and he’s still on his rookie contract.

  11. trojan33sc says: May 30, 2012 1:43 AM

    Harvin averaged about 10 yard per carry & reception at Florida. The man “made” Tebow, an awesome talent !!!

  12. scottieplongballs says: May 30, 2012 5:14 AM

    Arguably the best slot reciever in the league. And if brady was tossing him the ball i think its safe to say #1. He just cleverly decided to miss some OTA’s this year. No biggy. #wetalkin’boutPractice

  13. jimmysee says: May 30, 2012 5:17 AM

    I wish the guy well — but he does seem to be mighty fragile.


  14. youngs79 says: May 30, 2012 8:56 AM

    And to think, Merrill Hoge said he would be a bust. Hey Merrill, good one.

  15. pa1856 says: May 30, 2012 9:21 AM

    Percy is known as “injury prone” in madden. The guy plays every game bascially and is extremely versataile on the football field. He’ll be back in no time and hopefully can be a mentor for Childs and Wright.

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