Vikings notes: Headaches keep Harvin from particing with teamMinnesota Sports
- NFL offensive rookie of the year Percy Harvin did not practice with the Vikings, who say the wide receiver and kickoff returner was suffering from a headache.
NFL offensive rookie of the year Percy Harvin did not practice with the Vikings, who say the wide receiver and kickoff returner was suffering from a headache. This comes after Harvin missed playing time and one game during the regular season because of migraine headaches, which he's been bothered by since he was little.
It's not known if Harvin will be ready to play on Sunday when the Vikings play at New Orleans in the NFC championship game. Also missing practice yesterday were defensive linemen Ray Edwards and Kevin Williams. They're bothered by knee injuries suffered in the playoff win over Dallas earlier this week. Edwards and Williams have not practiced at all this week.
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The Vikings' kicking team went on a road trip yesterday to the Metrodome to get some extra practice in before Sunday's NFC championship game at New Orleans. Punter Chris Kluwe placekicker Ryan Longwell and long-snapper Cullen Loeffler needed some extra room because space is limited at the Vikings' indoor practice facility in Eden Prairie. They needed to wear orange work vests because crews are setting up the Metrodome for a monster truck show tomorrow night. Workers were able to install a strip of artificial turf on the dirt-covered floor for the kicking teams.
New Orleans safety Darren Sharper says Vikings tight end Visanthe Shiancoe is living in fairy-tale land if he thinks he can score ten touchdowns in Sunday's NFC championship game. Shiancoe made the comment earlier this week, adding that he'll likely taunt his former teammate when he does score on Sunday. Sharper says Shiancoe's prediction of ten touchdowns by himself isn't possible. Sharper and Shiancoe used to have lockers next to each other at the Vikings' Winter Park headquarters in Eden Prairie.