WR Percy Harvin out for Vikings on Sunday with ankle injury

Percy Harvin suffered a sprained ankle in Week 10, and that injury will keep him from playing on Sunday against the Lions.

CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reports that Harvin will be inactive Sunday as a result of the ankle injury that he suffered against the Seahawks in Week 9.

Harvin returned to the game against Seattle and finished with two catches for 10 yards and four rushes for 24 yards.

The wide receiver missed practice most of this week and didn't look like a good bet to see significant snaps against Detroit: His absence drastically alters what Minnesota wants to do on offense.

Christian Ponder has thrown for less than 75 yards twice in the last three weeks. Even against a bad Lions secondary, he might be a good bet to stay low without Harvin in the game.

Minnesota will need to feed Adrian Peterson early and often in order to get rolling. Harvin was 10th in the league in receiving yards (677) and first in receptions (62, Reggie Wayne passed him on Thursday) heading into Week 10.

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