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Report: Percy Harvin has torn ligament in his ankle

Percy Harvin, Christian Ponder AP

We’ve known that Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin has been battling a sprained ankle for a while, but a report on Tuesday indicates it is a bit more serious than originally reported.

Tom Pelissero of 1500ESPN.com reports that Harvin suffered a complete ligament tear in his left ankle, which is termed a Grade 3 sprain. The recovery time for that injury is typically four to six weeks, which would make Sunday’s game against the Bears smack dab in the middle at five weeks since Harvin got hurt.

Coach Leslie Frazier said Monday that he hoped to get Harvin back this week, but said that it was too early to have any real idea about his chances of playing. Harvin hasn’t traveled with the team to either of their last two games and was only been able to do one day of limited practice last week.

The Vikings passing game has been a mess the last two weeks and they’re getting no production from their wide receivers, so getting Harvin back would obviously be a good thing. He’s going to try to practice and, per Pelissero, could take a painkilling injection before the Bears game to bolster his chances of playing. Doing so would inhibit inflammation that helps Harvin heal, however, so that might not be the silver bullet the Vikings offense needs.

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23 Responses to “Report: Percy Harvin has torn ligament in his ankle”
  1. tokyosandblaster says: Dec 4, 2012 6:11 PM

    They’re doing fine without him. Ponder is lights out!

  2. contra74 says: Dec 4, 2012 6:19 PM

    Bad news! Get well Percy!

  3. dbarnes79 says: Dec 4, 2012 6:23 PM

    My fantasy team needs you back Mr. Harvin. Get well soon.

  4. schmitty2 says: Dec 4, 2012 6:47 PM

    Having basically a zero passt attack makes it that much more amazing at the season AP is having. He has to be up there for league MVP

  5. thepvyharvin says: Dec 4, 2012 7:08 PM

    As I watched MNF last night, I was having dreams of RG III under center,AD in backfield,Harvin slot. We could a been an offense for the ages,,,,why did we beat Washington last year!!??!! Arghhh

  6. dicecoldsr says: Dec 4, 2012 7:17 PM

    Christian Ponders’ next uniform should be an Easter Bunny costume, with all these eggs he’s laying.

  7. urcrap says: Dec 4, 2012 7:22 PM

    Sit him. This years team isn’t going anywhere (win or lose) this season anyway!

  8. stillers35 says: Dec 4, 2012 7:42 PM

    Darn. He was a beast on my fantasy team. AP is the true MVP. Take him from that offense and their lucky to score a point

  9. contra74 says: Dec 4, 2012 7:45 PM

    thepvyharvin says:Dec 4, 2012 7:08 PM

    As I watched MNF last night, I was having dreams of RG III under center,AD in backfield,Harvin slot. We could a been an offense for the ages,,,,why did we beat Washington last year!!??!! Arghhh
    —–
    I envisioned the same thing. Thank you Joe Webb for going out of your way to look good in a game we should have lost.

  10. vikesfansteve says: Dec 4, 2012 7:51 PM

    That idiot Spielman would have traded the right to RGIII for picks because he already has the franchise in Ponder and the next Tony Gonzales in Carlson. Spielman and Frazier are dumb and dumber.
    Isn’t it sad that McNabb was better last year than Ponder is right now. That is mind boggling.

  11. thepvyharvin says: Dec 4, 2012 7:59 PM

    @vikesfansteve,,,Unfortunately, you are exactly right! Imagine the grilling Spielman would be getting now for overlooking RG!

  12. threedeep1998 says: Dec 4, 2012 8:13 PM

    Without Kalil… RG3 would be concussed 3x by now

  13. johnnytarr says: Dec 4, 2012 8:20 PM

    I hate to say this is good news but it may ease my mind that Harvin wasn’t milking it because he was pissed.

  14. myhornispurple says: Dec 4, 2012 8:55 PM

    As soon as Webb gets the start Harvin will come back, healed or not.

  15. vikingdoode says: Dec 4, 2012 9:22 PM

    Percy do you really want to return! Gawd awful QB……

  16. gergie1957 says: Dec 4, 2012 9:43 PM

    You won’t see Webb this year, Frazer hooked his wagon to Ponder, and it will cost him his job.

  17. pappavike says: Dec 4, 2012 10:16 PM

    For everyone that wants to bash Ponder! They should just chill out! This is Ponders First full season! (last years lockout) The Vikes are still missing a few pieces Get at least a number one wide out! that Ponder can count on to catch the ball or run the right route or see that his qb is in trouble and come back for the ball!! Here’s food for thought, maybe it’s not Ponders arm that’s the problem, but the lack of a real number one reciever! Besides everyone thought we would only win a couple of games and the Vikes have far exceded that!! let’s watch the rest of the season unfold before we burn Ponder at the stake!!

  18. taintedsaints2009 says: Dec 4, 2012 10:46 PM

    Vikings would not have taken rgiii if they had the second pick this year anyways. They still were set on ponder, so don’t fault spielman there. They already had their first round quarterback.

    Their drafting hasn’t been all bad recently. Khalil, smith, and Walsh have been outstanding. Robinson has been pretty good too.

    They swung and missed with ponder. Admit the miss and move on.

  19. favreblows says: Dec 4, 2012 11:18 PM

    I keep having to say it…..again and again. The Vikes should have traded AP when they could have…before last year. He is a f’n stud….yet they still blow. This team is a debacle and will be perpetually rebuilding as long as Zygi owns them. We Packer fans are LOAO!!

    Hee, hee!

  20. calbsure says: Dec 5, 2012 12:51 AM

    Rest him and run the Beast, AD and start Webb. Oh I forgot, the head coach is Frazier and the OC is Musgrave. Will trot out that god awful Ponder and that freaking shotgun formation and hear him and Frazier repeat the same damn post game script about having to do a better job, look at film and have him grow for the future. Guess what, we play in the now and I can see the future now, Frazier fired and Ponder regulated to a baseball hat and clipboard next year and out of professional football in two. What a waste of a year of the ages from Peterson. Offset by a QB who plays like he belongs in a flag football league, a OC who should be calling plays at the high school level and a head coach who is completely out of touch with reality. Ponder a franchise QB, yeah right. Better chance they’ll be peace in the Middle East.

  21. gdeli says: Dec 5, 2012 12:55 AM

    The vikes will have ponder as the backup next year i feel. They bring in who to start? now harvin’s injury makes sense. his and a.p.’s talents are for naught here in cold mn.

  22. stellarperformance says: Dec 5, 2012 7:06 AM

    contra74 says: Dec 4, 2012 7:45 PM

    thepvyharvin says:Dec 4, 2012 7:08 PM

    As I watched MNF last night, I was having dreams of RG III under center,AD in backfield,Harvin slot. We could a been an offense for the ages,,,,why did we beat Washington last year!!??!! Arghhh
    —–
    I envisioned the same thing. Thank you Joe Webb for going out of your way to look good in a game we should have lost.
    ==================================

    Two Viking fan “stalwarts” on this site give Packer fans a ton of crap for believing the Packers will always be on top and win whichever is the next SuperBowl. Contrarily, these guys wish to be on the bottom. See the difference?

  23. icecubeusedtobeangry says: Dec 5, 2012 10:35 AM

    You have to field your most competitive team you can. Granted you can rest your starters if you are locked for the post season, but there is a history of hefty fines being levied against teams that try to “Suck for Luck” so to speak. Just ask the Spurs how sitting your starters ends up for you.

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