|Written by Michael|
Bet on the NFL The only certain thing about the Vikings receiver Percy Harvin is that it is uncertain if he will be on the field this Sunday.
Harvin can't seem to shake the migrane headaches. Coach Brad Childress said the problem is still lingering and that it is not likely that Harvin will play the Bears, as the release was issued on Friday it was still a 50/50 chance. Harvin took part in drills Friday after absences the previous two days. He has played through the migraine condition several times before, but they have become increasingly worse.
Also questionable is the availability of fellow wide receiver Sidney Rice for the Bears game. Childress called Rice questionable, though he's still on the physically unable to perform list and won't appear on the official injury report. The decision lies with Minnesota Vikings receiver Sidney Rice on whether he wants to play in Chicago on Sunday, but any pre-game evaluations on his injured hip might just be precautionary.
Sportsbook odds are not looking good though.
It was always the plan for Rice to make his debut in 2010 vs. Chicago. But unfortunately Rice, listed as questionable on today's injury report, said he wants to wait to see how he feels after Saturday's practice before making an official decision. The Vikings have until 3 p.m. Saturday to activate Rice or keep him on the Physically Unable to Perform list. The Rice deadline is December 5th. Rice is still sore according to his latest statements but has been practicing with the team.
But football betting notes: Rice's rehab has progressed steadily since last week with no major setbacks, he said. Coach Brad Childress said he'd expect Rice could play as many as 25 to 35 snaps early in his return. Rice said he doesn't want to be limited by the injury once he returns, and said the long-term implications of the injury are huge. Rice is coming off a Pro Bowl season with 83 catches for 1,312 yards, and he's also in a contract year. Regaining his old form will take time.