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Percy Harvin: 'I'm itching to get out there' for Vikings

After sitting out the past couple weeks with a sprained ankle, Vikings wideout Percy Harvin is "itching" to get back onto the field soon.

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The swelling has gone down and the confidence is back, but Minnesota Vikings star wide receiver Percy Harvin continues to be limited by the coaching staff in practice as he recovers from a sprained left ankle, as Tom Pelissero of 1500 ESPN reports.

Harvin pushed his coaches to allow him to participate in practice on Wednesday, but the Vikings continue to emphasize caution with one of their key playmakers. Before the wideout spoke, Minnesota head coach Leslie Frazier said that he wasn't sure whether Harvin would practice this week or play in this weekend's game against the Chicago Bears.

When the Vikings did open practice to reporters on Wednesday, Harvin was nowhere to be seen, though it's unclear whether he might have participated in activities behind closed doors. While he continues to insist that he doesn't want to prematurely return to the field, he also added, "I'm itching to get out there. I'm ready to see where I'm at."

Over the first nine games of the season, Harvin caught 62 passes for 677 yards and three touchdowns.

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