Eden Prairie, MN (Sports Network) - The Minnesota Vikings officially
declared Percy Harvin doubtful for Sunday's matchup against NFC North rival
Detroit, though coach Leslie Frazier didn't rule his star wide receiver out
completely on Friday.
Harvin sprained his left ankle in three places during the third quarter of
last week's 30-20 loss at Seattle. Though he did not come out of the contest,
the playmaking wideout was spotted on crutches on Monday and did not practice
the entire week.
An MRI taken Monday confirmed a significant sprain, though Harvin did not
sustain any fractures.
"He'd have to make quite a bit of a recovery tomorrow for us to say, 'Okay,
we'll wait until Sunday to see what you can do'," said Frazier on Friday.
"But it's possible, we've seen it happen before. We're going to continue to
treat him and see how he feels tomorrow."
Harvin does have a history of playing through injuries. The 24-year-old has
battled a variety of ailments all throughout his four-year career, but
hasn't missed a game since Week 14 of the 2010 season.
The versatile Harvin is in the midst of a terrific 2012 campaign. He entered
this week atop the NFL with 62 receptions totaling 677 yards and also leads
the league with a 35.9 yard average on kickoff returns.
Minnesota does have a bye in Week 11 following Sunday's showdown with the
Defensive tackle Letroy Guion, also listed as doubtful due to a turf toe
injury, is the only other Vikings player in danger of missing this weekend's
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