Percy Harvin's ankle injury was significant

ESPN 1500 Twin Cities - [Full Article]

Percy Harvin will try to practice again on Wednesday, continuing his push to return from an injury more significant than many realized.

The Minnesota Vikings' top receiver suffered a Grade 3 sprain of his left ankle on Nov. 4 at Seattle, according to a source with knowledge of the injury. That diagnosis means a complete ligament tear that can take four to six weeks to completely heal.

The Vikings were optimistic Harvin could return in three weeks, putting him on the field when they returned from the bye on Nov. 25 at Chicago. But he has continued to have pain and struggled with turning, which strains the injured ligaments.

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He's currently in week five of an injury that's expected to keep most out 4-6 weeks. We'll see how he does on Wednesday when he tries to practice. The story mentioned "it's possible he could take a painkilling injection on game day, but those work by reducing inflammation, which is what promotes the healing Harvin sorely needs." If Harvin plays, it seems like he won't be at 100-percent and could be a risky play. Viking WRs caught just two passes last week against the Packers.

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