The Minnesota Vikings are coming out of their bye week hoping to be a fresher team in the NFC North, but it appears that everything man Percy Harvin, who is still recovering from an ankle injury he suffered two weeks ago against the Seattle Seahawks.
“Most of the swelling is gone,” Frazier said told Tom Pelissero of ESPN1500.com. “It’s just sore and pretty tender right now. So, we’ll see how he feels when we come back on Wednesday.”
Should the Vikings be without Harvin when they face the Chicago Bears next week, they’ll be faced with going up against arguably the best secondary in the NFL without the service of their best wide receiver. Not only that, the Vikings will lose a valuable dimension to their offense as Harvin serves as not only a slot man, or a deep threat but also as the primary kick returner and occasionally running back.
To add to that, after tonight’s Bears-49ers showdown, the VIkings could be a just a game behind Chicago for the NFC North Lead and are currently tied with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the 7th seed in the NFC Playoff picture, however that seventh seed still puts Minnesota on the outside looking in. Dallas and New Orleans are hot on the Vikings heels as well and the Green Bay Packers are currently a game ahead of the Vikings with Minnesota traveling to Green Bay in two weeks.
Harvin should be ready for that game against the Packers, but there’s no promises being made. Minnesota needs him, but at what cost will they force him to return to action if they even force him at all?