Vikings WR Harvin to have minor shoulder surgery; Dungy not interested in Gopher AD job 04 Apr 12

Edina, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin will have minor shoulder surgery soon to address a nagging injury he played with last season.

Harvin revealed the news via Twitter on Monday night, and Vikings coach Leslie Frazier confirmed it on Tuesday while attending a speaking event for his friend and former NFL coach, Tony Dungy. Frazier declined to specify which shoulder Harvin hurt, but he said he sprained the AC joint during the season.

Harvin felt some pain in recent weeks while he was lifting weights, and an examination revealed some damage that will be fixed with an arthroscopic procedure that will require only a couple of weeks of recovery time.

The Vikings have their first spring practice, known around the league as organized team activities, on May 29

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Minneapolis, Minn. (AP) – Former NFL Head coach and University of Minnesota standout Tony Dungy has dropped by spring practices to talk to the Gophers team.

Dungy was in the Twin Cities on Tuesday for a fundraiser luncheon and speaking event.

Dungy says he was asked recently about his interest in Minnesota’s open athletics director job, with Joel Maturi retiring this summer, but made clear he wouldn’t pursue that. Dungy says he is “really happy doing what I’m doing and enjoying life.” He says he appreciates not being tied to a weekly schedule.

During the NFL season, Dungy does television analysis for NBC. He speaks to groups often about leadership, his life in football and his Christian faith, and has written several books.