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Updated: April 2nd, 2012 7:06pm
Percy Harvin tweets that he will need surgery on his shoulder

Percy Harvin tweets that he will need surgery on his shoulder

by Judd Zulgad
1500ESPN.com
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Percy Harvin shared some news with Minnesota Vikings fans on Monday evening, but it certainly wouldn't be considered positive.

The wide receiver tweeted that he just found out he would need surgery on his shoulder. It will be arthroscopic surgery and an NFL source described it as being a minor procedure.

In a follow-up tweet, Harvin explained that his recovery should be a quick one and added that he will be ready for Organized Team Activities when those start. Harvin, however, seems to be a bit optimistic considering players are due to report for the offseason program in three weeks.

The versatile Harvin led the Vikings with 87 receptions for 967 yards and six touchdowns last season. He also had the third-most rushing yards on the team with 345 on 52 carries and two touchdowns.

Harvin played in all 16 games for the first time in his career after missing one game as a rookie in 2009 and two games in 2010 because of issues with migraine headaches. He also has dealt with shoulder issues in the past.

The most recent came when he was driven into the ground in the Vikings' victory over Washington in Week 16 of the season on Dec. 24. Harvin was able to play in the regular-season finale the following week against Chicago and caught 10 passes for 115 yards.

Judd Zulgad is a columnist for 1500ESPN.com. He co-hosts "Mackey & Judd" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays and "Saturday Morning SportsTalk" from 10 a.m. to noon on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.
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