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.