Of all the bad stuff that went down Sunday probably the worst thing was the injury to Percy Harvin. We all saw that Percy wasn’t right in the second half of that game. But the Vikings were so desperate to make something happen on offense that they kept running him out there even when he could barely walk. Then he got his leg twisted under him when he was being tackled and we really thought it was over. But Percy came back out, cause he’s Percy. It probably wasn’t the wisest thing in the world though. Percy was no factor for the rest of the hopeless cause of a game. At that point Leslie Frazier probably should’ve erred on the side of caution and shut him down, not exposed him to more injury.
On Monday we found out the extent of the injury. Ankle sprain. Percy himself says he is a long shot to play on Sunday against Detroit. But Percy says he will still give it a try. “There’s a lot of swelling right now,” Harvin said on Monday at Winter Park. “My whole ankle, all the way around, is swollen. So we’ve got a lot of work to do.”
It’s hard to know what to make of Percy’s statements. It sounds bad but then again Percy does tend to milk these things. He’s got a little Favre in him. He could be exaggerating the injury so he can look like a hero on Sunday. But there is still some injury there, obviously. Maybe the smart thing would be for Leslie Frazier to shut him down. He probably should have shut him down Sunday in the second half. But Frazier knows how anemic the Vikings offense is without him. They barely had any shot to win that game with Percy on the field, but without him they had no shot.
Hell, maybe Rick Spielman needs to step in and shut Percy down. If Frazier doesn’t have enough sense and/or nerve to do it. Who’s the head coach and who’s the player? Sometimes it’s hard to tell.
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