Percy Harvin Doubtful; Jarius Wright Must Again Step Up Against Chicago Bears

By Andrew Fisher
Troy-Taormina-US PRESSWIRE

The news out of Minneapolis is not good, as star wide receiver Percy Harvin is in danger of missing his second straight game with a sprained ankle.

Earlier in the week the news was encouraging with Harvin likely returning to practice, but he was never able to do so. Harvin tried some pre-practice workouts on Friday, but was unable to put any weight on the sore left ankle. His status is very doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears.

So the Minnesota Vikings must again turn to their fourth round draft pick Jarius Wright for help.

Wright made his season debut two weeks ago, catching three passes for 65 yards and a touchdown. The rookie looked good in his debut, and definitely provided the play-making ability the team needed without Harvin on the field.

The two receivers have very similar skill sets, and fans ocan only hope Wright got acclimated to the team’s offense during the bye week.

Wright is in for a much tougher test in his second career game, facing one of the league’s top defenses, in one of the most hostile environments. It’s safe to say that fans and coaches, will have a much better idea of what he can bring to the table after this key week 12 showdown.

I’d like to see Bill Musgrave draw up a few easy throws to Wright early in the game, just to get him relaxed and in the flow of things. A good start will go along ways towards building the rookie’s confidence for the rest of the game.

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