Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin was placed on injured reserve Thursday, likely ending his season.
Harvin missed the last three games with a sprained ankle. He's practiced just once since the injury and hasn't traveled with the team for road games.
It certainly is disappointing that I was not able to finish out this season with my teammates," Harvin said in a statement. "As a competitor I definitely wanted to get back out on the field but my injury has just not allowed me to progress to the point where I can help our team. I appreciate the efforts of our medical staff and the support of our fans in helping me through this process and look forward to coming back stronger and better than ever."
The loss of Percy Harvin is a big blow to the Vikings, as they can't seem to put together an offensive threat through the air -- either because of quarterback Christian Ponder, or because of a weak wide receiver group without Harvin.
When head coach Leslie Frazier held his press conference Wednesday afternoon, he said Harvin was still questionable for this week against the Chicago Bears.
Harvin's long-term future with the Vikings remains in doubt, as he wasn't signed to a contract extension this past year.