Percy Harvin Hit With Migraines; Kevin Williams, Ray Edwards Battling Bad Knees

It’s just three days till the NFC Championship Game in New Orleans, and the injury news keeps getting grimmer for the Vikings.

Yesterday, defensive linemen Kevin Williams and Ray Edwards, both key components of the Vikings’ utter destruction of the Cowboys‘ offense last weekend, were forced to sit out of practice with bad knees.

Both players also missed practice on Thursday, according to Chip Scoggins of the Star-Trib.

But the news gets even worse than that.  Scoggins also reports that wide receiver/kick returner Percy Harvin was forced to sit out of practice because of migraines.

Harvin’s migraines were a recurring issue during the regular season, and at one point forced him to miss a game.  They have been known to spring up without warning, and that would appear to be the case here, as Harvin was fine yesterday.

Needless to say, the Vikings will need all hands on deck if they hope to best the Saints and make it to their first Super Bowl in over 30 years.  But it’s looking more and more like they will be forced to take the field short-handed.

Harvin we may be able to live without, but I shudder to think what Drew Brees will do to our defense if K-Will and Edwards are unable to play.  We might as well forfeit.

Oh wait, we have Brett Favre.  Well, everything will be fine then.

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  • SH28

    Danzinski specializes in finding reasons for the Vikings to lose. He really should make more of an effort to get as much info as possible before alarming Vikings fans. Although I must admit Childress is about as forthcoming as Bill Bellichek. Regardless, Childress said he’s hopeful that Ray Edwards and Kevin Williams will get some practice before the game. I wouldn’t be too concerned if Edwards was replaced with Robison. Childress said Harvin got a plan from the Mayo Clinic for how to deal with his migraines and expects him to be OK.

  • RFS

    A plan to deal with migraines doesn’t necessarily mean it will have resolved by game time. For the Vikings (and Viking fans) sake, I hope it does though.

  • Brad

    like three people blog on here. You should just go ahead and shut this bad boy down..

  • SH28

    Percy Harvin won’t miss the game because of a headache.

    Kevin Williams has a bone bruise on his left knee and won’t be 100 percent for Sunday’s game, but is expected to start.

    Ray Edwards missed practice again because of a knee injury, but was seen after the morning walk-through wearing a protective sleeve on his knee.

  • SH28

    I believe Saints cornerback Malcolm Jenkins and tight end Jeremy Shockey are hobbled and defensive end Sedrick Ellis is out.

  • SH28

    I mean Charles Grant, the starting left defensive end, is out (after going on injured reserve). He was a much better run defender than pass rusher. His absence opens up opportunities for the running game on the right side.