The Minnesota Vikings have not ruled out a return for star wide receiver Percy Harvin on Sunday against the rival Detroit Lions, but Harvin is listed doubtful on the team’s injury report after spraining his ankle last week in a loss against the Seattle Seahawks. Harvin was not able to practice today, and the situation looks bleak. However, head coach Leslie Frazier is holding out hope.
He told ESPN 1500 Twin Cities, “He still has … a little less than 48 hours to have a chance to continue to improve. He’ll continue to get treatment. If it comes to it, we would definitely work him out before the game and get him out there if it’s possible. But we’ll see what happens.”
The Vikings will be playing rookie wideout Jairus Wright. They might also be dealing without solid defensive tackle Letroy Guion in this game, and he is listed doubtful for this game with turf toe. The good news is that Guion was at least able to practice, but the Vikings might have to turn to Fred Evans for the start.
The Houston Texans will be hoping that one of their star pass-catchers, tight end Owen Daniels, will be able to play in Week 10. The Texans have a huge game on Sunday against the Chicago Bears, and Daniels is currently listed questionable on the injury report with a hip injury. He was “very limited” in practice, according to head coach Gary Kubiak via the team’s official site.
Kubiak said, ”He was very limited today. He did some of the individual stuff today early in practice, took a couple reps. Still very sore. We’ve got a little extra time because we play Sunday night, so we’ll continue to give him every opportunity go get there. I know it’s very important to him, but yet he’s got a way to go. He’s a game-time decision, but he does have some progress to make if he’s gonna be there Sunday.”
A key component of the best team in the NFL, Daniels has caught 37 passes for 478 yards and five touchdowns this season and is an extremely important player in moving the chains for this team. The Texans will already have to play without starting NT Shaun Cody and running back Ben Tate (hamstring).
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