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Updated: September 23rd, 2011 11:47am
Percy Harvin returns to practice, says illness was just a stomachache

Percy Harvin returns to practice, says illness was just a stomachache

by Tom Pelissero
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- One day after going home sick, Minnesota Vikings receiver Percy Harvin was back on the practice field on Friday morning.

Harvin participated in all drills during the sliver of practice open to reporters and seemed annoyed reporters even asked about the illness after practice.

"Man, it was a stomachache," Harvin said. "I'm fine, fine, fine. Anything else?"

The Vikings excused Harvin from practice on Thursday, and coach Leslie Frazier said he was experiencing stomach issues -- not another episode of the chronic migraines that have been under control since the end of last season.

"I thought he looked pretty good," Frazier said on Friday. "He went through everything in practice and moved around pretty good and should be fine" for Sunday's game against the unbeaten Detroit Lions.

The Vikings listed Harvin as probable on the injury report, along with linebacker E.J. Henderson (knee), cornerback Asher Allen (toe), end Jared Allen (shoulder), receiver Michael Jenkins (groin), cornerback Marcus Sherels (chest) and defensive tackle Kevin Williams (foot). Cornerback Chris Cook (groin) is questionable.

It remains to be seen if Harvin's snaps will increase after a week filled with questions about his limited role in last week's loss to Tampa Bay.

"We had a great week of preparation," Harvin said. "We know the Lions, they're one of the hottest teams right now. So, we've got to come out there, try to get after the quarterback, run the ball and make plays down the field.

All 53 players on the Vikings roster were on the field when practice began.

Tom Pelissero is Senior Editor and columnist for He hosts from 6 to 8 p.m. weeknights and co-hosts from 10 a.m. to noon Sundays on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.
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