Minnesota Vikings In Trouble Without Percy Harvin

Brace Hemmelgarn-US PRESSWIRE

The news is not good out of Minnesota as wide receiver Percy Harvin is on crutches after spraining his ankle in Sunday’s loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

When asked about his chances to play this Sunday against the Detroit Lions, Harvin had this to say:

“We’ve got a lot of work to do. It’s a long shot, but I’m not ruling myself out.”

On sitting out before the bye week to get two weeks of rest:

“Does it make sense? To me, no. But if that’s what has to happen, it has to happen. I’m shooting to try to play. If I can’t, then I’ll have to rest it. It’s a bad sprain. I’ll be in the treatment room 24 hours and see if I can bounce back.”

It’s a tough call when it comes to a player like Harvin because he’s so important to the team’s success, but the Minnesota Vikings have to be cautious here. Harvin did not look good after coming back into Sunday’s game, and you knew it was only going to get worse.

Even if Harvin does play this Sunday, there’s no way he’ll be at full strength. The Vikings will be forced to look elsewhere for yards in the passing game no matter what, and that’s not a good thing. None of the other receivers have produced a lick in last three games, and there’s been little indication that will change anytime soon.

Minnesota is in trouble going into this crucial divisional match-up. A struggling quarterback and defense have been joined by Percy Harvin’s injury on the long list of problems heading into week ten.

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