Vikes' Harvin in doubt vs. Bengals with migraines

BY foxsports • December 11, 2009

Minnesota Vikings receiver Percy Harvin missed his third straight practice Friday with migraine headaches and is questionable for Sunday's game against Cincinnati.

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Coach Brad Childress wouldn't rule out Harvin for the battle between division leaders, but wasn't overly confident the explosive rookie would be able to play.

"It's tough, certainly behind the eight-ball," he said.

Harvin, dangerous as a receiver and kick returner, missed practice time before the San Francisco and Green Bay games earlier this season and responded well in both. Besides four catches for 51 yards, he returned a kickoff for a touchdown against the 49ers, and had five catches for 84 yards and a touchdown against the Packers.

The Vikings, who can clinch the NFC North with a win and Green Bay loss at Chicago, have 14 players listed on the injury report, all but one of them starters.

That includes running back Adrian Peterson (foot/ankle), right tackle Phil Loadholt (shoulder) and left guard Steve Hutchinson (shoulder). All were limited in Friday's practice, as was quarterback Brett Favre because of a coach's decision.

Favre, Peterson and Hutchinson are probable for Sunday; Loadholt is questionable.

Childress became irritated with reporters who were asking about the hurt players Friday, referring them to the team's injury report that had yet to be distributed.

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