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Percy Harvin misses practice again for Vikings

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Before the Vikings started practice on Wednesday, wide receiver Percy Harvin said that he would be on the field with his teammates.

That didn’t turn out to be the case. Harvin didn’t participate in the workout and the Vikings will have to try again on Thursday if they want to see how Harvin’s ankle has responded to rehab and, just as important, how it responds to a return to work. Dan Wiederer of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports that Harvin said he still has a little bit of swelling in the ankle, but feels confident in his ability to play with the injury.

The Vikings play the Bears, who did not practice on Wednesday. They did release a hypothetical practice report, however, and both Jason Campbell and Jay Cutler were listed as limited participants. Campbell is listed as having a rib injury, which isn’t a surprise given how often he got hit on Monday night, and Cutler’s status indicates that he’s been cleared to return to practice after his concussion. Coach Lovie Smith said Cutler hasn’t been cleared for a game, though.

“Jay has to be cleared to practice on a limited basis, which he has been cleared to do,” Smith said, via ESPNChicago.com. “Before he can play, he has to be cleared by independent neurologist. And we’re not to that point. It’s about practice right now. He is good to go for practice on a limited basis.”

We’ll see where both of the quarterbacks stand on Thursday when Bears practice switches from imaginary to actual.

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13 Responses to “Percy Harvin misses practice again for Vikings”
  1. spartan822 says: Nov 21, 2012 5:24 PM

    I’m still pretty sure he will play on Sunday. This type of thing has not stopped him in the past. Vikings need him, that’s for sure, even if not 100%.

  2. whatjusthapped says: Nov 21, 2012 5:24 PM

    The Vikings don’t have that many winnable games left on their schedule. With Cutler back, this one is looking even less winnable, then throw in Harvin’s injury and have have all the excuses you will ever need when they come up short, again.

  3. samanthasteeleruinedmyqb says: Nov 21, 2012 5:26 PM

    If Campbell’s rib injury is serious enough to keep him from playing, Cutler will definitely be cleared to play.

  4. wludford says: Nov 21, 2012 5:28 PM

    My guess is that Percy will practice a minimum amount to take it easy on his ankle and start on Sunday. I hope he’s doing kickoffs as well.

    I think Cutler is going to be a closer call than people think. I still think he’ll play, but I don’t think it’s a given. More like 60-40.

    I watched his press interview today. I’ll I can say is I’m glad he’s not our QB. What an a$$.

    I think all the fear and loathing from Chicago fans about Cutler and his performance is well justified. He has just enough at times that, without a credible replacement lined up, you can’t just send him packing. But on the other hand, you know this isn’t the guy to get you a Super Bowl either.

  5. larryboodry says: Nov 21, 2012 5:54 PM

    So if Jay still can’t go, and Jason has sore ribs, Josh gets to start.

    Cutler>McCown>Campbell

  6. contra74 says: Nov 21, 2012 6:01 PM

    Everyone assumes Cutler will be back in top form upon his return. That’s funnier than packer fans talking about the playoffs.

  7. icecubeusedtobeangry says: Nov 21, 2012 6:10 PM

    whatjusthapped says:
    Nov 21, 2012 5:24 PM
    The Vikings don’t have that many winnable games left on their schedule. With Cutler back, this one is looking even less winnable, then throw in Harvin’s injury and have have all the excuses you will ever need when they come up short, again.
    ————————————————–

    So? Their rebuilding, no one expected them to go over .500 anyway.

  8. purplengold says: Nov 21, 2012 6:22 PM

    Percy sits, Jarius starts, and Josh starts.

  9. hoochbcs says: Nov 21, 2012 6:48 PM

    Does anyone have any Midol for Percy?

  10. bobnelsonjr says: Nov 21, 2012 6:50 PM

    Nothing new. Headache Harvin misses practice all the time.

    Ever since he demanded a trade last summer he has not wanted to play for the vikings.

  11. contra74 says: Nov 21, 2012 7:50 PM

    bobnelsonjr says:
    Nov 21, 2012 6:50 PM
    Nothing new. Headache Harvin misses practice all the time.

    Ever since he demanded a trade last summer he has not wanted to play for the vikings.
    —–
    Which aligns itself with Percy’s impressive season so far huh packer homer!?

  12. thetokyosandblaster says: Nov 21, 2012 8:55 PM

    contra74 says:
    Nov 21, 2012 7:50 PM
    bobnelsonjr says:
    Nov 21, 2012 6:50 PM
    Nothing new. Headache Harvin misses practice all the time.

    Ever since he demanded a trade last summer he has not wanted to play for the vikings.
    —–
    Which aligns itself with Percy’s impressive season so far huh packer homer!?

    Is 19th in yards and 49th in TDs really impressive for you?

    No wonder the Vikings fans were claiming Super Bowl Victory after winning 6 games. Mediocrity is celebrated on the other side of the Mississippi.

  13. sevensixtwonato says: Nov 22, 2012 12:48 AM

    Mediocrity on the west side of the river, obesity to the east….Both states have ideals that they hold dear. Its what makes us all special.

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