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Leslie Frazier hopes Percy Harvin won't need surgery

Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier has his "fingers crossed" that Percy Harvin will not need surgery.

The star wide receiver abruptly was declared out for the season Wednesday with an ankle injury. Frazier denied that anything beyond the injury factored into the decision to place Harvin on injured reserve.

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"You realize for him, as well as for our team, this was the best thing to do, as opposed to try to make something happen that's not going to happen," Frazier told FOX Sports North. "I think it helps all of us for him to concentrate on what he has to concentrate on from a physical standpoint, and knowing that he wasn't going to make the progress that was necessary for him to get back and play this season."

Harvin led the NFL in receptions when he went down in Week 9. He was putting together a career year as he and Adrian Peterson powered the Vikings' offense.

ESPN Twin Cities' Tom Pelissero reported Harvin had a Grade 3 sprain that included a ligament tear.

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