Harvin (Hip), Leber (Back) Improving

Posted by Mike Wobschall on September 20, 2010 – 4:29 pm

The Vikings had injury added to insult during Sunday’s loss to the Miami Dolphins when both WR Percy Harvin and LB Ben Leber were forced out of action due to injuries. Harvin told reporters immediately after the game that he was to undergo an MRI on Monday and word emerged that Leber was dealing with a back ailment.

On Monday there were positive reports on both Harvin and Leber, although time will tell if either or both players will be sufficiently healed to suit up again next Sunday when the Vikings host the Detroit Lions.

Vikings Head Coach Brad Childress said Harvin is doing better, that his hip injury is of the nagging variety and that nothing “dramatic” is going on with the hip. Childress then described Leber as “much improved” and indicated a “twist or a turn” was the culprit in the LBs back injury because the point at which he suffered the injury did not look obvious on tape.

Asked if there’s a chance Harvin or Leber will play on Sunday, Childress said: “There’s always a chance.”

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