The Minnesota Vikings were dealt a big blow today, putting wide receiver Percy Harvin on the season ending injured reserve list.
Harvin, who was the Vikings leading wide receiver, has missed three games since injuring his ankle in Seattle on November 4. Harvin left the game briefly in the third quarter, but returned to the field with an obvious limp. The Vikings have been very ambiguous about Harvin’s injury ever since, claiming it to be an ankle sprain. But after three weeks and Harvin only showing up to practice once, whispers of a more severe injury began to surface.
Harvin’s departure comes at an inopportune time, with the Vikings sliding to a 6-6 record. Harvin, whose name was amongst the few thrown around for Most Valuable Player, finished the season with 677 yards on 62 receptions and three touchdowns. He also rushed for 96 yards on 22 attempts had one touchdown and one kickoff return for a touchdown.
In Leslie Frazier’s presser this morning, he didn’t mention the move to the IR, but hinted toward the move stating there was little change in his condition from last week. The very versatile wide receiver led the league in total rushing, returning and receiving yards.
Harvin will end his season with four games left in the final year of his rookie contract. He has yet to sign an extension with the Vikings.