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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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