Moss likely unaffected for Texans game

Updated: October 7, 2004, 7:22 PM ET
Associated Press

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Randy Moss left Vikings practice Thursday afternoon with a sore right ankle, but the All-Pro wide receiver isn't expected to miss any action Sunday at Houston.

Moss, who has a team-high 19 catches for 215 yards and five touchdowns in three games, originally tweaked the ankle during player introductions before Minnesota's opener Sept. 12 against Dallas. The injury has slowed him periodically for nearly a month.

When Moss began limping during a two-minute drill in practice Thursday afternoon, Vikings coach Mike Tice sent him to the sideline.

"We pulled him out from the last period, so by league rules I have to add him (to the injury report)," Tice said. "There's absolutely no chance that he won't play (against Houston)."

Moss hasn't missed a game in his seven-year NFL career. He battled plantar fasciitis in his left foot earlier this year but took part in every Vikings offseason practice.

He is listed as probable for Sunday's game.


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