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Harvin gives Vikings a scare at practice

It wouldn’t be a Vikings practice without a little Percy Harvin injury scare.

The massively talented wide receiver left practice on a cart on Saturday for an undisclosed injury.  Judd Zulgad of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune notes that no one even noticed Harvin get hurt, and offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell didn’t even know Harvin was hurt. 

Those early indications suggest that the injury won’t prove to be major.  We’ll let you know later Saturday if Brad Childress updates Harvin’s status.

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47 Responses to “Harvin gives Vikings a scare at practice”
  1. TryTheVeal says: Jul 31, 2010 3:22 PM

    Yeast Infection?

  2. OJ SIMPSON says: Jul 31, 2010 3:24 PM

    “I tol’ Percy i wuh’ goin’ter do dis”
    -Brennt

  3. Poo Flinging Monkey says: Jul 31, 2010 3:25 PM

    Harvin is going to have a huuuuuuuggggggge sophomore season, if he’s not badly hurt.

  4. NoGravyForSconnie says: Jul 31, 2010 3:28 PM

    harvin’s fine, it sounds like a cramp. it sounds like atari bigby who starts for the packers doesn’t have a prayer of being ready for the season which means the packers have to start a rookie at safety, and that always works out well for a team that already lost 2 starters from last season and gave up over 50 points in their last game.

  5. Dial-A-Cliche says: Jul 31, 2010 3:38 PM

    Did Pat Williams clobber him too? Go easy, big Pat, save something for Ryan Grant.

  6. Bob Nelson says: Jul 31, 2010 3:44 PM

    When a player is often absent he goes unnoticed.

  7. ICEWALKER says: Jul 31, 2010 3:52 PM

    Doesn’t he get massive headaches? It could be that. Between the stress of another camp, the heat, and the acclimation to running hard again, I wouldn’t doubt it.

  8. halestorm74 says: Jul 31, 2010 4:06 PM

    This kid is a faster more agile wes welker

  9. Fire Ted says: Jul 31, 2010 4:09 PM

    I was going to say “dislocated vagina” but the yeast infection guy beat me to it…well played.

  10. LBPACKFAN says: Jul 31, 2010 4:12 PM

    “it sounds like atari bigby who starts for the packers doesn’t have a prayer of being ready for the season which means the packers have to start a rookie at safety, and that always works out well for a team that already lost 2 starters from last season and gave up over 50 points in their last game.”
    Nice grammar.

  11. Pervy *Harvin says: Jul 31, 2010 4:13 PM

    @ Fire Ted- Why do you want Ted fired?? Did he cheat on you with Gayrod? You ass pokers are so sensitive!

  12. NoGravyForSconnie says: Jul 31, 2010 4:16 PM

    harvin was by far the best athlete in the draft last season, getting the rookie of the year that late in the draft was a steal. spielman is amazing, half of his 1st round picks he’s made have won rookie of the year, not to mention picking pro bowler sid rice in the 2nd round etc.
    not to mention free agent and trade signings like pro bowlers steve hutchinson, jarred allen, brett favre, and these are just some of our CURRENT pro bowlers.
    the gay vampire did pick harrell in the 1st though and a.j. hawk at #5 overall so there’s always that. he made up for it though with all those great pro bowl free agent signings he’s done like woodson, woodson, woodson…

  13. NoGravyForSconnie says: Jul 31, 2010 4:27 PM

    don’t get me wrong, it’s not that i’m saying the vikings are the most talented team in the league, which they are, they have more all pros than any team in the league, it’s more that i’m trying to politely make packer fans accept that they don’t have enough good players to compete with the vikes. there’s a reason the packers haven’t been able to win the division or win a playoff game since favre left.
    actually there’s 2 reasons: 1. you lost brett favre and 2. the gay vampire is too cheap to use free agency or trades to upgrade your roster and fill those glaring holes in the o-line, pass rush, secondary, special teams etc. so you’re stuck with only the draft which he’s got a really spotty record at with picks like harrell, hawk, brohm etc.
    much better that you accept this now and lower your expectations than go through another season of feeling crushed by being crushed twice by the vikes and crushed by seeing the vikes win the division for the 3rd straight season.

  14. JimmySmith says: Jul 31, 2010 4:29 PM

    Me thinks the Viking fans are getting a bit defensive, here is a story on Harvin getting carted off the practice field and the homos are out in force commenting on the Packer’s defense and they aren ‘t even mentioned in the article nor have they even started training camp.
    I would think they might show concern for the injuried player, try to figure out if he bought some bad weed or has another headache, an excuse that Chilly never uses when BrINT tells him to put on his kneepads and a new dress.

  15. NoGravyForSconnie says: Jul 31, 2010 4:36 PM

    judd zulgad says harvin is walking around so nothing serious.

  16. app pack fan says: Jul 31, 2010 4:37 PM

    gravy is very narrow minded………….2 starters huh? Besides Jolly (which they will replace with Pickett, who is a good player), they aren’t missing much. Starting a rookie at safety is pretty common, and it works.
    Boy you are really leaping out there on Spielman, half of his picks are pro bowlers……..those players came at the top of the draft (Peterson). Like no one expected him to be good. He overpaid for a marginal receiver in Berrian…not a go-to guy.
    In his one year as GM of the Dolphins in 2004, Spielman personally set the Dolphins back for years. He traded a second-round pick for quarterback A.J. Feeley, who proceeded to help the 2004 Dolphins set an NFL record for most interceptions returned for touchdowns.
    Spielman traded a third-round pick Lamar Gordon, who played two games in 2004 before getting hurt. OK, that happens. But Gordon was so bad in training camp in 2005 that the Dolphins couldn’t even trade him for a seventh-round pick and had to cut him.
    Spielman traded Pro Bowl defensive end Adewale Ogunleye to Chicago for wide receiver Marty Booker and a third-round pick when he couldn’t get Ogunleye signed.

  17. Ambrose says: Jul 31, 2010 4:37 PM

    # NoGravyForSconnie says: July 31, 2010 4:16 PM
    harvin was by far the best athlete in the draft last season, getting the rookie of the year that late in the draft was a steal. spielman is amazing, half of his 1st round picks he’s made have won rookie of the year, not to mention picking pro bowler sid rice in the 2nd round etc.
    not to mention free agent and trade signings like pro bowlers steve hutchinson, jarred allen, brett favre, and these are just some of our CURRENT pro bowlers.
    the gay vampire did pick harrell in the 1st though and a.j. hawk at #5 overall so there’s always that. he made up for it though with all those great pro bowl free agent signings he’s done like woodson, woodson, woodson…
    ——————————————————————–
    It must be very frustrating for a Viking fan to be able to list all the respective positives and negatives between the teams (from your limited perspective of course,) and still have to face the fact that the Packers finished the regular season only one game behind. One game. With all those advantages, that must really eat you up. Can you spell overrated? You don’t have to answer that. We’ve seen your previous posts.

  18. GB3Pack4 says: Jul 31, 2010 4:40 PM

    How on earth do you conclude that the injury isn’t serious based on the one fact you have (had reported to you), that no one noticed it as it happened??????
    Don’t ever go into medicine, Gregg. Hate to have you diagnosing me -

  19. jrmbadger says: Jul 31, 2010 4:44 PM

    way to stay classy NoGravy …..

  20. robert ethen says: Jul 31, 2010 4:46 PM

    Harvin was back on the field after the trainers applied a little ceramic glue.

  21. ICEWALKER says: Jul 31, 2010 4:48 PM

    NoGravyForSconnie says:
    July 31, 2010 4:16 PM
    harvin was by far the best athlete in the draft last season, getting the rookie of the year that late in the draft was a steal. spielman is amazing, half of his 1st round picks he’s made have won rookie of the year, not to mention picking pro bowler sid rice in the 2nd round etc.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Yep, the Vikings got a great player in Harvin. He is a great returner and when he’s in the slot catching those bubble screens (‘smoke’ I think they are called in the NFL) he’s a great weapon.
    The Packers could really use a player like that instead of hoping for a undrafted free agent to somehow become the next Desmond Howard.
    See, Packer fans and Vikings fans can agree on some things, without name calling.

  22. Emoney says: Jul 31, 2010 4:55 PM

    Clay Matthews had just as big an impact as Harvin last year, if not more.

  23. mnpacker says: Jul 31, 2010 5:02 PM

    Every 1 talks about the packers last game lke that’s how they played all year. When in fact the packers were at the top of the lists for all 3 major defensive stats. Yea it was a big game but it doesn’t mean their d is in trouble.

  24. NoGravyForSconnie says: Jul 31, 2010 5:09 PM

    ambrose, i don’t care how many games behind the vikes that the packers finish as long as they keep finishing behind them. i don’t care if we win the division by 1 game or 6 games as long we keep winning it.
    app pack, all i said was “half of his 1st round picks he’s made have won rookie of the year” which is true. also, i don’t care what spielman did with other teams as long as he keeps filling the vikes with roys, pro bowlers and all pros.
    jimmy, methinks that you are gayeth for Bachelor Ted.
    jrm, was i too blunt in my posts? i swear to god i wasn’t trying to be but if i was i will try to be more diplomatic from now on.

  25. NoGravyForSconnie says: Jul 31, 2010 5:12 PM

    GB3, judd already tweeted that harvin is walking around, maybe gregg already saw that.

  26. Pervy *Harvin says: Jul 31, 2010 5:21 PM

    JimmySmith says: the Packer’s defense and they aren ‘t even mentioned in the article nor have they even started training camp.
    ————————————————–
    Does the Packer d ever get mentioned unless someone is lighting their ass up (Cards, Steelers, Favre..etc… )???????????????????????????
    Hell,you guys don’t need to start training camp until end of August…you have 12 ancient championships and Lombardi’s bones…you guys rule!!

  27. Pervy *Harvin says: Jul 31, 2010 5:24 PM

    Emoney says:
    July 31, 2010 4:55 PM
    Clay Matthews had just as big an impact as Harvin last year, if not more.
    ===================================
    Did you eat paint chips when you were a kid? Idiot…

  28. ICEWALKER says: Jul 31, 2010 5:26 PM

    NoGravyForSconnie says:
    July 31, 2010 4:27 PM
    don’t get me wrong, it’s not that i’m saying the vikings are the most talented team in the league, which they are, they have more all pros than any team in the league, it’s more that i’m trying to politely make packer fans accept that they don’t have enough good players to compete with the vikes. there’s a reason the packers haven’t been able to win the division or win a playoff game since favre left.
    actually there’s 2 reasons: 1. you lost brett favre and 2. the gay vampire is too cheap to use free agency or trades to upgrade your roster and fill those glaring holes in the o-line, pass rush, secondary, special teams etc. so you’re stuck with only the draft which he’s got a really spotty record at with picks like harrell, hawk, brohm etc.
    much better that you accept this now and lower your expectations than go through another season of feeling crushed by being crushed twice by the vikes and crushed by seeing the vikes win the division for the 3rd straight season.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++
    It’s next to the “Z” key…..it says SHIFT.
    Harrell 1st round bust=Troy Williamson
    Both wasted picks.
    Hawk 5th pick in draft=A. Peterson 7th pick
    OK, you got us with that one. Big time. But how many more times will YOU accept fumbling problems that cost you a chance to go to the Super Bowl?
    Brohm 2008 bust=John David Booty 2008 bust.
    Brohm was 2nd and Booty was 5th but two crappy QBs.

  29. Little Tommy says: Jul 31, 2010 5:28 PM

    I was going to say “dislocated vagina” but the yeast infection guy beat me to it…well played.
    ***********************************************
    Perfect…LMAO! What a collection of morons…GO BEARS

  30. Calistin says: Jul 31, 2010 5:55 PM

    Favre not in camp, Harvin hurt, Berrian has lingering hamstring problems, and Rice is gonna end up on the PUP due to his hip.
    Good stuff.

  31. skimbell says: Jul 31, 2010 6:17 PM


    NoGravyForSconnie says:
    July 31, 2010 4:27 PM
    don’t get me wrong, it’s not that i’m saying the vikings are the most talented team in the league, which they are, they have more all pros than any team in the league…”

    ___________________________
    I’ll bet that you clowns got a
    really pretty trophy for that didn’t you?
    Vikes-0 for 50

  32. Ambrose says: Jul 31, 2010 6:28 PM

    Pervy *Harvin says: July 31, 2010 5:21 PM
    …you have 12 ancient championships and Lombardi’s bones…you guys rule!
    —————————————————————-
    Thanks!

  33. Blackheld says: Jul 31, 2010 6:32 PM

    You know, this Vikings-Packers thing would be a lot more relevent if either team had won anything in the last several years.
    Worse yet, they both lost with the same quarterback.

  34. PossibleCabbage says: Jul 31, 2010 6:34 PM

    “NoGravyForSconnie says: July 31, 2010 3:28 PM
    harvin’s fine, it sounds like a cramp. it sounds like atari bigby who starts for the packers doesn’t have a prayer of being ready for the season which means the packers have to start a rookie at safety, and that always works out well for a team that already lost 2 starters from last season”
    Huh? The Packers have lost the following players from last year: RB Ahman Green, DE Aaron Kampman, DE Michael Montgomery, P Jeremy Kapinos, S Matt Giordano, G Stanley Daniels, LB Jeremy Thompson, and TE Devin Frischknecht.
    Since losing Kampman due to injury last year, the Packers 8-1 down the stretch, so that really hurt the Packers. The other starter they lost was the worst punter in the NFL. At worst, they’ll replace him with the new worst punter in the NFL. I think this is the gentlest possible way to lose two starters. One guy who wasn’t good in the position he was asked to play, and one guy who wasn’t any good to begin with. Surely, that will be crippling.

  35. Dial-A-Cliche says: Jul 31, 2010 7:07 PM

    Ambrose says:
    “It must be very frustrating for a Viking fan to be able to list all the respective positives and negatives between the teams (from your limited perspective of course,) and still have to face the fact that the Packers finished the regular season only one game behind”.
    ______________
    This Viking fan wasn’t frustrating at all… we beat the Packers two times! It was like having Christmas twice.
    _____________
    “Can you spell overrated?”
    ______________
    Awww c’mon Ambrose, you’re the brightest and most articulate of the Packer haters on these threads. After the Packers shit-the-bed against winless Tampa Bay, don’t you feel even a little sheepish playing that insult card.

  36. Dial-A-Cliche says: Jul 31, 2010 7:12 PM

    Bob Nelson says:
    “When a player is often absent he goes unnoticed.”
    ____________________
    I love you Bob, your pithy contributions make my day.

  37. Dial-A-Cliche says: Jul 31, 2010 7:25 PM

    Emoney says:
    “Clay Matthews had just as big an impact as Harvin last year, if not more.”
    ______________
    I guess all those people who voted Harvin, Rookie Of The Year were idiots – which would make you a football genius.
    Life is funny that way.

  38. PossibleCabbage says: Jul 31, 2010 7:59 PM

    “I guess all those people who voted Harvin, Rookie Of The Year were idiots – which would make you a football genius.”
    Well, “Offensive rookie of the year” and “Defensive rookie of the year” are different awards, so Harvin and Matthews were not even competing for the same award. Last year we had a bunch of defensive rookies make an impact, but comparatively few offensive rookies make an impact. There were four rookies from the defensive side of the ball in the Pro Bowl, and only one offensive rookie. So saying that said offensive player was more impactful than 3/4 of those defensive players because those 3 didn’t win rookie of the year is pretty silly.
    I’m sure if you gave NFL GMs a choice to have one of Percy Harvin, Brian Cushing, Jarius Byrd, and Clay Matthews you would get a wide variety of opinions on that one.

  39. NoGravyForSconnie says: Jul 31, 2010 8:25 PM

    PossibleCabbage says: July 31, 2010 6:34 PM
    “NoGravyForSconni e says: July 31, 2010 3:28 PM
    harvin’s fine, it sounds like a cramp. it sounds like atari bigby who starts for the packers doesn’t have a prayer of being ready for the season which means the packers have to start a rookie at safety, and that always works out well for a team that already lost 2 starters from last season”
    Huh? The Packers have lost the following players from last year: RB Ahman Green, DE Aaron Kampman, DE Michael Montgomery, P Jeremy Kapinos, S Matt Giordano, G Stanley Daniels, LB Jeremy Thompson, and TE Devin Frischknecht.
    ••••••••••••••••••••••
    i think you forgot your starting left defensive end. you know, the jolly rancher. king sizzrup. the really talented run stuffer/ball batter who goodell just suspended for a year and who is looking at 10 years in prison.
    so besides starter kampman and starter jolly and all the players you lost you named above, now starter bigby is hurt too.
    the good news is harvin was practicing at the 2nd practice in mankato. the vikes got all their starters from last year’s nfcc team back and the highest %age of all their players are coming back of all the teams in the nfl.

  40. Emoney says: Jul 31, 2010 8:26 PM

    I’m not saying Harvin sucked you morons. I’m just saying that he wasn’t the only great rookie this past year. Of course since he’s a Viking, you think he’s the greatest offensive rookie ever, but if he played for the lions or bears or packers, you would call him over rated. You’re an idiot if you think Matthews wasn’t also an impact player. Rookie of the year is based on a vote. These same “experts” are picking the packers to win the super bowl this year. I guess when its a positive subject relating to a Viking, you think they’re right, but if they pick the packers for something, they’re considered idiots.

  41. NoGravyForSconnie says: Jul 31, 2010 8:28 PM

    harvin was rookie of the year. matthews was an injury sub for the pro bowl – the only reason he was there was because a real pro bowler got hurt. plus matthews is a roid warrior who will probly get caught this season.

  42. Dial-A-Cliche says: Jul 31, 2010 8:56 PM

    PossibleCabbage says:
    “Well, “Offensive rookie of the year” and “Defensive rookie of the year” are different awards, so Harvin and Matthews were not even competing for the same award.”
    __________________________
    Since you guys are on the same team, maybe you could explain that to Emoney.
    _________________________
    “I’m sure if you gave NFL GMs a choice to have one of Percy Harvin, Brian Cushing, Jarius Byrd, and Clay Matthews you would get a wide variety of opinions on that one.”
    ________________________
    And I’m just as sure you wouldn’t. Harvin was one of the most electrifying players (rookie or veteran) in all the NFL.
    You just made a distinction between Offensive and Defensive and then lumped Harvin with Mathews all over again……….???????
    __________________________________
    As far as your opinion “wide variety of opinions” opinion, maybe the ROTY voting will shed some light on that.
    Offensive ROTY
    Harvin received a landslide 41 votes
    Oher received 6 votes
    Defensive ROTY
    Cushing received a landslide 39 votes
    Byrd 6 votes
    Mathews received 3 votes

  43. Dial-A-Cliche says: Jul 31, 2010 9:28 PM

    Emoney says:
    “I’m not saying Harvin sucked you morons. I’m just saying that he wasn’t the only great rookie this past year. ”
    ______________________________
    This is what you said:
    “Clay Matthews had just as big an impact as Harvin last year, if not more.”
    Which was untrue – so everybody jumped on you.
    ___________________________________
    Now you twist your own intent to hide the fact that you said something stupid by saying:
    “Of course since he’s a Viking, you think he’s the greatest offensive rookie ever, but if he played for the lions or bears or packers, you would call him over rated. ”
    Harvin’s receiving, running and kick off returns were some of the most exciting plays in the NFL last season. He received a landslide 41 out of 50 possible votes for Offensive Rookie Of The Year.
    __________________________________
    “You’re an idiot if you think Matthews wasn’t also an impact player…”
    Clay Matthews received 3 votes, finishing a distant 3rd in Defensive Rookie Of The Year.
    ___________________________________
    “Rookie of the year is based on a vote… ”
    Well DUH… so is MVP and Hall OF Fame…
    __________________________________
    Now you change the subject…
    “These same “experts” are picking the packers to win the super bowl this year. I guess when its a positive subject relating to a Viking, you think they’re right, but if they pick the packers for something, they’re considered idiots.”
    _________________________
    And there you have it…
    A verbatim (it means word for word Emoney) example of a Packer fan post – on a Viking website – complete with insults and basking in all of its intellectual and unbiased glory. It also illuminates the twisting of words, thoughts and subjects to suit their arguments or get the heat off of them when they’re caught.
    Who is the “moron” Emoney?

  44. Ambrose says: Aug 1, 2010 8:24 AM

    # Dial-A-Cliche says: July 31, 2010 7:07 PM
    After the Packers shit-the-bed against winless Tampa Bay, don’t you feel even a little sheepish playing that insult card.
    ——————————————————————–
    What insult? The only point I was making is that either the Vikings are overrated, or the Packers are pretty good too (and not far behind,)…it can’t be both.

  45. sand0 says: Aug 1, 2010 11:10 AM

    Packers fans come into every Vikings thread and try to make it about them. So pathetic. Then you got guys like Ambrose that pick these little fights and try to “win” arguments about some crap. As if we asked you to come and post stupidity in the first place.
    Packers weren’t even close to as good as the Vikings last year. Period. Yes they only won one less game. But they were also 2-5 in meaningful games against teams with winning records (ie big games) and had over 10 pts difference in average point differential in those contests. Vikes were 5-3 against good teams last season.
    So yeah, not really that close. Christ don’t you remember when the teams played each other? Despite getting crazy return TD in each game the Packers were still easily handled both contests.

  46. Brewdogg says: Aug 1, 2010 5:08 PM

    Every 1 talks about the packers last game lke that’s how they played all year. When in fact the packers were at the top of the lists for all 3 major defensive stats. Yea it was a big game but it doesn’t mean their d is in trouble.
    ======================================
    No, but if I was an obnoxious Packer fan and it was the Vikings in that situation, I would repeatedly refer to it as choking…..

  47. Dial-A-Cliche says: Aug 2, 2010 7:35 PM

    Blackheld says:
    You know, this Vikings-Packers thing would be a lot more relevent if either team had won anything in the last several years.
    Worse yet, they both lost with the same quarterback.
    ____________________________
    If you’re a “bandwagon” Saints fan, who went more than a decade before managing to finish a season with a .500 record, two decades before having a winning season, and over four decades before you finally got to take off the paper bag off of your head… you should just STFU

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