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Updated: August 17th, 2011 4:37pm
Percy Harvin may miss Saturday's game: 'Don't want any setbacks'

Percy Harvin may miss Saturday's game: 'Don't want any setbacks'

by Tom Pelissero
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Percy Harvin could miss Saturday's preseason game at Seattle to rest his sore ribs, which sidelined the Minnesota Vikings' top receiver again for Wednesday's practice.

"It was a little bit sore a couple days ago," coach Leslie Frazier, "and just felt like it'd probably be wise just to hold him back and just let him completely heal, as opposed to getting bumped or getting hit. Don't want any setbacks."

Harvin first dropped out of practice because of the injury on Aug. 8, then did the same early in Tuesday's practice.

"If we don't do anything with him (Thursday), we'll probably hold him back" for Saturday's game, Frazier said. "So, we'll see how he feels (Thursday)."

The Vikings already are expected to be without tight end Visanthe Shiancoe (hamstring) against the Seahawks, and another veteran receiver, Greg Camarillo, joined Shiancoe and Harvin in the rehabilitation group on Wednesday because of a groin injury.

"Probably could have done a little bit," Frazier said of Camarillo, "but same thing -- it's the second preseason game, so just be cautious."

Fullback Matt Asiata sat out with an undisclosed injury. Also sidelined were: defensive back Simeon Castille (hamstring), linebacker Heath Farwell (hamstring), linebacker Kenny Onatolu (foot) and end D'Aundre Reed (calf).

Jonathan Gilmore, the undrafted rookie linebacker who left Tuesday's practice on a cart because of chest pains, was back in his usual spot with the third-team defense.

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