Updated: September 15th, 2010 3:25pm
Percy Harvin has hip injury; Chris Cook, Cedric Griffin limited in practice

Percy Harvin has hip injury; Chris Cook, Cedric Griffin limited in practice

by Tom Pelissero
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Receiver Percy Harvin made a surprise appearance on the Minnesota Vikings' injury report Wednesday with a hip injury.

It was unclear whether Harvin sustained the injury in Thursday's opener at New Orleans or in practice. Coach Brad Childress already had addressed the media and the locker room closed -- Harvin was seen briefly but didn't speak with reporters -- before the injury report was revealed.

Cornerbacks Chris Cook (knee) and Cedric Griffin (knee), defensive tackle Jimmy Kennedy (knee) and left tackle Bryant McKinnie (finger) joined Harvin as limited participants on the injury report.

Cook -- who tore a meniscus in his right knee on Aug. 28 against Seattle and had surgery the next day -- stayed after practice Wednesday for extra ball-catching and conditioning work. He's wearing a wrap on the knee and, at this stage, seems less likely than Griffin to be ready for Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins.

"It feels a lot better," Cook said. "Everything's just going day to day, and I'm just listening to what the training staff says, and when they give me the green light to go, I'll be ready to go."

Childress said Cook worked primarily with the scout team and "moved around some slowly in the beginning" of practice.

Quarterback Brett Favre (ankle/back) -- he previously was listed only with the ankle -- running back Toby Gerhart (knee) and center John Sullivan (calf) all were full participants.

Childress said Gerhart was inactive against the Saints because of his injury, which happened in the same game as Cook's. Gerhart said he plans to play this week.

"Everything's all good," Gerhart said. "Been working hard with the trainers and out there going full-go and ready to go."

Three Miami players -- end Ikaika Alama-Francis (illness), linebacker Channing Crowder (groin) and end Jared Odrick (ankle) -- did not participate.

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