Percy Harvin Injury: Vikings Receiver Reschedules Shoulder Surgery

Percy Harvin tweeted Monday that he needs shoulder surgery, but will be back in time for OTAs. The surgery is an arthroscopic clean up.

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Percy Harvin Injury: Vikings WR Should Be Ready For OTAs, Reschedules Surgery

According to ESPN Twin Cities, Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin has re-scheduled his shoulder surgery, which was pushed back last week when the receiver cited a family emergency. There weren't many details outside of that, but it led some to fear that Harvin, who is no stranger to missing time due to injuries, would not be ready for organized team activities (OTAs).

But the report also says that Harvin's recovery time is expected to be three weeks - and as he's rescheduled for Tuesday, he should be ready to go by the time the team activities kick off on May 29. The surgery is to remove bone spurs from Harvin's shoulder, which, as you can imagine, is much less invasive than, say, removing them from your neck, a la Peyton Manning.

Minnesota will begin their offseason program on Monday, but no full-on practices and the like until May 29. Harvin is expected to be counted on a lot in 2012, with Christian Ponder still growing, though wide receiver Justin Blackmon has been mocked to the team a lot in recent weeks. Even with Blackmon, Harvin will be the leader of this group of receivers and the team really needs him to get healthy sooner rather than later.

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Percy Harvin Postpones Shoulder Surgery, Citing Family Emergency

Minnesota Vikings receiver Percy Harvin has postponed shoulder surgery due to a family emergency.

Harvin, who was supposed to have the operation on Tuesday, posted on Twitter:

The surgery was to clean out bone spurs.

Harvin battled health issues for much of 2011. He had rib and finger injuries to go along with a sprained AC joint (shoulder).

According to 1500ESPN.com, it is not known how this postponement affects Harvin's readiness for practices, which begin on May 29.

It's been a rough week for Harvin, who was implicated in stories about the downfall of the Florida Gators football program.

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Minnesota Vikings' Percy Harvin Needs Minor Arthoscopic Surgery

An MRI on Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin's shoulder revealed some damage to his AC joint that will need minor arthroscopic surgery to be healed, according to Dan Wiederer of The Star Tribune:

Harvin has yet to schedule the procedure but isn’t expected to have a recovery time longer than a week or two once he undergoes the operation. The Vikings’ first session of Offseason Training Activities is scheduled for May 29 and Harvin should be back up and running by then.

Harvin, 23, played all 16 games last season for the Minnesota Vikings, registering 87 receptions for 967 yards and six touchdowns. Vikings coach Leslie Frazier also reported that Adrian Peterson ran for the first time since tearing his left ACL on Christmas Eve and is on schedule to return for Week One.

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Percy Harvin Injury: Shoulder Surgery Is Reportedly Only A Clean Up

Minnesota Vikings' wide receiver Percy Harvin tweeted on Monday afternoon that he would need surgery on his shoulder, but would be back in time for Organized Team Activities (OTAs). NFL reporter Jason La Canfora mentioned that the surgery would merely be a clean up, which was corroborated soon thereafter by ESPN's Adam Schefter:

We still don't even know which shoulder it is that needs the clean up or how exactly he injured it -- it's likely just the rigors of the NFL. Harvin played in all 16 games this past season and was never on the injury list due to an ailing shoulder.

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Percy Harvin Injury: Minnesota Vikings' WR To Have Shoulder Surgery

Percy Harvin tweeted Monday that he needs shoulder surgery and will be out a few weeks. He says he will be back in time for OTAs.

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