Minnesota Vikings likely to be without Percy Harvin vs. Chicago Bears

Stephen Brashear

Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin is doubtful with a left ankle injury for Sunday's game against the Bears. Jarius Wright will likely take Harvin's place in the lineup.

Minnesota Vikings star wide receiver Percy Harvin is doubtful with a left ankle injury for this Sunday's divisional contest against the Chicago Bears. Harvin attempted to practice on Friday, but was noticeably limited and left the field with head trainer Eric Sugarman shortly after stretching with the rest of the wide receivers.

Vikings coach Leslie Frazier gave an update on Harvin's status after the practice (via CBS Sports):

"Percy gave it a try in pre-practice. Really couldn't put a lot of weight on the ankle at this point. He is going to be listed as doubtful for this ball game."

If Harvin does not go, Jarius Wright will take his place for the second straight game. Wright had three catches for 65 yards and one touchdown in place of Harvin against the Detroit Lions on Nov. 11.

Harvin injured his ankle in a 30-20 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Nov. 4. While Wright filled in admirably against the Lions, not having Harvin against the Bears is still a huge blow for the Vikings. For the season, Harvin has caught 62 passes for 677 yards and three touchdowns. The wide receiver is also a threat on the ground and as a kick returner, where he's putting up 35.9 yards per return this season.

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