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Updated: September 17th, 2010 12:05pm
Percy Harvin back on practice field, expects to play on Sunday

Percy Harvin back on practice field, expects to play on Sunday

by Tom Pelissero
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Minnesota Vikings receiver Percy Harvin returned to practice on Friday and laughed at the suggestion his bruised hip might keep him out of Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins.

Coach Brad Childress said the team would make "a game-time decision" on Harvin, who was limited in practice on Friday and listed as questionable on the injury report.

"He is the coach," Harvin said, grinning. "I feel fine, so I guess we'll see pregame then."

Harvin said he first felt something in the hip during Monday's practice. He was limited on Wednesday and received "a lot of treatment" while sitting out practice Thursday.

"A lot of sprinters just know, when you kind of get that pull, you kind of just ease up little bit," Harvin said. "It was just one of them, so Coach just wanted to take (Thursday) as a precaution, but I feel fine."

Childress said the team would reevaluate Harvin on Sunday morning and could sign receiver Logan Payne off the practice squad if Harvin can't play.

"He got out and moved around (Friday)," Childress said. "My concern is always the next day and the next day; how those things come up. He's been treating and he was able to step through, albeit not full speed, but (received) I guess mental work (Friday)."

Cornerbacks Cedric Griffin and Chris Cook and backup defensive tackle Jimmy Kennedy also were listed as questionable, all with knee injuries. Griffin and Cook will "run before the game and probably get more of a game time decision to watch and see how they move around," Childress said.

Left tackle Bryant McKinnie (finger), quarterback Brett Favre (ankle/back), running back Toby Gerhart (knee) and center John Sullivan (calf) fully participated throughout the week and were listed as probable.

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