The Vikings got good news on Monday when an MRI revealed that there was no structural damage to the bruised hip of WR Percy Harvin.
Harvin re-aggravated the injury, which bothered him most of the week leading up to Sunday's loss to the Dolphins, while blocking on an Adrian Peterson run in the first half. Harvin did not return to the game after catching five passes for 32 yards.
Head coach Brad Childress was guarded when describing Harvin's condition but did seem to suggest it was not serious.
"He's doing better," Childress said. He described the injury as a "strain," which usually suggests a day-to-day injury.
"Those are, unfortunately, nagging kind of things around there. There's nothing that's dramatic going on there, which is always something that you attempt to alleviate."
Childress would not be specific on whether Harvin might be able to play Sunday against the Lions, only saying, "There's always a chance."
The way we see it
Childress typically is vague with injuries, but this is great news for the Vikings. Harvin remains sore no doubt, but he has a chance to play this week and will be fine if he can tolerate the pain.