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Harvin & Greenway Return

It’s funny how the emergence of Twitter has made it so that I can take information from a beat writer’s Twitter posts and get it onto my site before they can even get it onto their site.  That’s just weird… and kind of wrong.

Regardless, today’s injury updates come from the Twitter account of Tom Pelissero of 1500ESPN. 

It sounds like Percy Harvin has returned to the practice field for the first time since his episode that landed him in the hospital.  It also sounds like Chad Greenway is back to practice after missing yesterday for unknown reasons.

Absent from practice today were Jared Allen, Kenny Onatolu, Ray Small, Jimmy Kennedy and I will do my best to pillage more info off of various Twitter accounts to keep you updated on the status of these players.

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5 Responses to “Harvin & Greenway Return”

  1. bigjohnny84 says:

    I hope Jareds injury isnt serious, its not like him to miss practice. Ive looked all over and cant find anything about his injury.

  2. wtfvikesfan says:

    Rice: ‘Signficant changes’ forced surgery
    August, 25, 2010
    AUG 25
    PM ET
    By Kevin Seifert
    Tuesday, we detailed the Minnesota Vikings’ official explanation for why receiver Sidney Rice had hip surgery eight months after the original injury, a timetable that will cost him half of the 2010 season. Wednesday, Rice posted an extensive explanation of his own on his personal blog, one that offers one important detail: Doctors documented a significant worsening during the time he attempted to rehabilitate this summer.

    Here is the key passage:
    Last week I was a little sore after the cutting drills, but the pain was something I thought I could tolerate.

    Like a week and a half ago I went back to see the doctor for another MRI and he said it showed significant changes. It was something he thought would be a serious problem if I didn’t get it taken care of right then, a problem that could shorten my career. I was feeling better, I had my full range of motion back and felt like I was ready to go, but the doctor compared the last two MRIs and said I should get it taken care of right now.

    I talked to a couple of my teammates about it and our trainers and felt like it was the right move to make because I would still have an opportunity to finish the season strong and help the Vikings make a push for the Super Bowl.

    Once [Dr. Marc J. Phillipon] got in there and checked everything out, he said having the surgery was the best move I could have made, so I don’t regret it now. He said it could have been much worse if I would have tried to play on it during the season. He said it could have been my last year of playing football, so I know I made the right decision.

    The key phrase, to me, was “significant changes.” Based on this account, surgery was unavoidable rather than a choice made to alleviate pain. In speaking about the issue Tuesday, Vikings coach Brad Childress said: “In the end, it’s up to him whether he wanted to have that procedure or whether he could press through. [Reporters] saw him run out here the other day and move around [during rehabilitation]. Obviously he felt it was more of a nag to where he couldn’t slough it up. He wanted to remedy it by having a procedure.”

    It’s clear there are two sides to this story, but ultimately the result is the same: Rice will be sidelined for at least eight weeks.

    Rice, meanwhile, made a passing reference to the role of his contract status in this episode, writing: “If the Vikings decide to give me an extension, that’s great. If not, life goes on. I’ll continue to work hard and do everything I can to be successful in what I’ve been doing my whole life, and that’s playing football.”

  3. wtfvikesfan says:

    I heard Denver is interested in Ian Johnson, but they think the Vikes will release him so they are waiting.

  4. wtfvikesfan says:

    About Carmarillo…..

    Here’s how Scouts Inc. evaluated him before the season:
    Camarillo is a good but not great athlete for the position. He plays with good balance and agility and plays the game under control. He does not have top-end speed and is more quick than he is fast. A possession receiver, Camarillo is an excellent route runner who can separate because he can plant and cut well at the top of his patterns. He is not a real threat after the catch. He is a good down field blocker. He is a tough and competitive receiver who wins by being precise in everything he does.

  5. wtfvikesfan says:

    This is interesting…………….Favre might not have to worry about Sharper going after his ankle at all!!!!!!!!

    Sharper closer to PUP list
    AM ET
    Darren Sharper | Saints

    There’ve been some rumblings that New Orleans Saints safety Darren Sharper would begin the 2010 season on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list. This would disqualify him for the first six games of the season.

    Mike Triplett of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reported Tuesday that Sharper hasn’t yet practiced with the team, and that as that trend continues, the PUP list becomes a more likely outcome.

    That leaves second-year man Malcolm Jenkins as the starter at free safety. Jenkins has shown progress, although there have been bumps in the road. Even so, a fully healthy Jenkins is probably better than a hobbled Sharper; furthermore, Sharper’s recovery to full power will be a nice gift for the team in Week 7.

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