Three team member of the Vikings are absent from the training camp for the 2010 conference games and have not, as however attended, because of ailments.
Percy Harvin, presently wide receiver and kick returner for the Vikings left camp extra than a week ago to attend his grandmothers funeral and hasn’t returned. Harvin, who skipped his college eligibility for football and joined the first round of the 2009 NFL draft was hired by the Vikings in April 25, 2009.
He appears to be affected by chronic migraine headaches. From the time he signed up with the team, he has missed a total of five practices/symposiums, counting his present absence from fall camp, due to his ailment. He was also absent from the play-off between the Vikings and the Cincinnati Bengals on week 14 of the 2009 conference games where the Vikings won 30-10.
There is certainly no reason to doubt that Harvin is in fact telling the truth about his condition because of his past history. Nevertheless, the length of his absence is unprecedented, leading some pundits to suspect a mixture of truth and truth.
In last year’s regular season games, he played in 15 and started 8. He likewise played two off-season games and started 1. Despite his missing numerous hours of practice, the player appears to be as much as his role.
Sidney Rice, the team’s best pass catcher has also had to put off practice because of an defective hip (or to a defective contract, as some of his pals may be inclined to think). Just what precisely is wrong with Rice hasn’t been specified by either the team management or Rice himself. He is presently ‘physically unable to perform.’
The volatile Brett Favre, accurate to character, is still split as no matter whether he will or won’t play this season. The notion of retirement has been in his mind for a lengthy time. This season, he has been diagnosed by his orthopedist as needing to undergo surgery in his ankle. Apparently, it can be that or retiring from football altogether. Whichever way his choice on the matter goes, it greater get there quick so that his team can make early adjustments within the event they lose him from the lineup.
The Vikings also have two second-round NFL draftees on their team this year.
Former Stanford running back Toby Gerhart is now with the Vikings in the same position. He is at present listed third in the depth chart behind Adrian Peterson and Albert Young. Regardless of having been a prominent Stanford player, Toby has still a great deal to learn from the Vikings’ style of playing. He is, on the other hand, making terrific progress and the coaching staff is really pleased with his performance. Even so, he apparently requirements to practice on his surprise attack tactics and on timing them precisely when the enemy’s defenses are low.
Chris Cook, formerly with the Virginia Cavaliers, is now with the Vikings as prospective cornerback. Like Gerhart, he is a second round NFL draftee. He is also third inside the depth chart following Antoine Winfield and Benny Sapp. He has been excelling throughout team practices and like Gerhart, is being trained to turn into a well-rounded football pro.
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