Vikings coach Leslie Frazier held out star receiver Percy Harvin from Thursday's practice after Harvin was limited with his sprained left ankle on Wednesday.
The Vikings are hoping to have Harvin back on the field Friday to see what he might be able to offer – if anything – Sunday against the Green Bay Packers.
"You've just got to work through it. Pain tolerance is the key," Frazier said.
"… It would be hard to put him out there in a game without seeing him run around a little bit more than what he did on Wednesday."
Harvin sprained his left ankle on Nov. 4 and has missed both games since and had an additional week of healing with the bye week. During his limited work on Wednesday, he ran routes and had his signature speed, but also had a pronounced limp when slowing down.
Frazier said he would have a better idea after seeing how Harvin responded to treatment and what he does during Friday's practice, but he wasn't going to speculate too much on whether Harvin would be ready for Sunday.
"Kind of holding out. I don't want to get too high or too low," he said. "It would be a big boost to us to have him. We'll have to see how he does tomorrow."
The Vikings did get TE Kyle Rudolph back on the field after resting him Wednesday with a shoulder sprain, and all other injured players were either limited or full participants.
"Everybody worked. It was good to have everybody out here with the exception of Percy," Frazier said.
In addition to Rudolph being limited, so were LB Jasper Brinkley (shoulder), RT Phil Loadholt (knee), S Harrison Smith (concussion), and CB Antoine Winfield (knee). DE Jared Allen (shoulder/back), DT Letroy Guion (foot), RB Adrian Peterson (shoulder) and P Chris Kluwe (knee) were full participants.
For the Packers, WR Donald Driver (thumb), LB Clay Matthews (hamstring), RB Johnny White (concussion), DE C.J. Wilson (knee) and TE Andrew Quarless (knee) didn't participate. DT Ryan Pickett (quadricep), LB Terrell Manning (shoulder) and T Marshall Newhouse (wrist) were limited. S M.D. Jennings (rib) went from limited on Wednesday to a full participant on Thursday.
Tim Yotter is the publisher of Viking Update. Follow Viking Update on Twitter and discuss this topic on our message boards. To become a subscriber to the Viking Update web site or magazine, click here.
Harvin held out, Rudolph returns
Fightin Gators Top Stories
Skipper Likes Options at Running BackGAINESVILLE, Fla.-- Tim Skipper is eager to see the running back group compete. The Florida assistant discusses using the committee approach this season.
Fightin Gators12:05 PM
Gators and More Podcast: August 31The new depth chart for opening weekend was released on MOnday and Bob Redman and Denny Courson discuss the significance of a few spots on the depth chart in the latest edition of…
Fightin Gators11:39 AM
Burning questions about Gators' running backsThe depth chart was released for the Florida Gators and as expected there is a three horse race at the running back position. However, there are several other questions that we all…
Fightin Gators11:22 AM
McElwain SEC Teleconference Aug. 31Florida head coach Jim McElwain addressed the national media via the SEC’s teleconference on Wednesday. Here is the transcription of that account.
Fightin Gators9:08 AM
Season-Opening Clips of 5-Star LinebackerScout features video clips of 2017 five-star linebacker Anthony Hines in his team's 2016 season-opener ...
Scout Football12:13 AM