There are still more questions than answers at this point when it comes to Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin, who was placed on injured reserve Wednesday after missing a month with what was originally termed a sprained ankle.
Harvin didn’t get better and the Vikings decided to shut him down for the remainder of the season after coach Leslie Frazier was at least somewhat cryptic in talking about the explosive and sometimes aggravated playmaker.
Harvin issued a statement through the team today:
“It certainly is disappointing that I was not able to finish out this season with my teammates,” Harvin said. “As a competitor I definitely wanted to get back out on the field but my injury has just not allowed me to progress to the point where I can help our team.
“I appreciate the efforts of our medical staff and the support of our fans in helping me through this process and look forward to coming back stronger and better than ever.”
We’ll see how Harvin comes back next season. He wants a new contract and will be entering the final season of his rookie deal. If the Vikings do not pay him, how will Harvin react? He’s missed lots of time before with migraines and whispers are some of that time away has been simply because Harvin didn’t want to be there. That hasn’t been such an issue with Frazier as head coach. But if the Vikings don’t pay Harvin, they could have a volatile situation on their hands.
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