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.