DE Edwards misses Vikings practice

Updated: January 20, 2010, 6:12 PM ET
Associated Press

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Minnesota Vikings defensive end Ray Edwards is working hard to get his right knee healthy enough to play in the NFC Championship Game at New Orleans.

Edwards was held out of Wednesday's practice because of the injury.

He was hurt in the third quarter of last week's playoff win over Dallas, after recording three sacks, five quarterback hurries, eight tackles and a forced fumble. Edwards spent eight hours in the training room getting treatment on Wednesday. He says his knee is "good."

All-Pro defensive tackle Kevin Williams was also held out of practice because of a knee injury.

Other players limited by injuries Wednesday were receiver Bernard Berrian (ankle), guard Steve Hutchinson (shoulder), linebacker Ben Leber (knee) and Antoine Winfield (foot).


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