EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. The Minnesota Vikings are taking no chances with injured star receiver Percy Harvin.
After Harvin returned to practice Wednesday for the first time since spraining his ankle in three places on Nov. 4, Harvin was in uniform for Thursday's practice, but was without a helmet and didn't participate. He stayed with the receivers group, but wasn't running.
Minnesota coach Leslie Frazier said it seemed Harvin responded well to the work he did on Wednesday, but the team backed off him a day later.
"The treatment and how he feels after we get done today will give a better indication of what we can get out of him tomorrow and if we have a chance for Sunday," Frazier said. "Hopefully he can do more tomorrow. I'm hoping, but we'll see."
Tight end Kyle Rudolph returned to practice Thursday. Rudolph has been dealing with a shoulder strain he suffered on the same play in which he sustained a concussion in Sunday's loss at Chicago. Rudolph was cleared of his concussion earl...