MINNEAPOLIS–Maybe something is sweeping through the Vikings’ facility in nearby Eden Prairie, Minn., as rookie wide receiver Percy Harvin was added to the injury report today as probable with an illness.
Running back Adrian Peterson fell ill after Thanksgiving, and he was held out of practice on Friday. Peterson is listed as questionable for the game.
Harvin is second on the team with 36 receptions for 501 yards (13.9 average) and he’s scored four touchdowns. The Vikings are using him creatively. He also has nine rushes and he’s proven to be a dynamic kick returner with a 29.8-yard average and two touchdowns.
Harvin has a history of being sick. He missed practice in September when he was ill. He fell sick on the way from Atlanta to Minnesota for the team’s rookie minicamp and wound up being hospitalized due to dehydration and a virus. Harvin was sent home from the NFL’s rookie symposium ill. As Judd Zulgad reported for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Harvin has a history of severe migraines. It could be that he’s got a bad headache and not a flu bug.