Colts WR Harrison expected to play Sunday

Jan 10, 2008 - 10:34 PM INDIANAPOLIS (Ticker) -- Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Marvin Harrison practiced on Thursday, and is expected to play for the first time in 12 weeks.

Harrison's return would be a big boost for Indianapolis (13-3), which hosts the San Diego Chargers (12-5) in the AFC divisional playoffs on Sunday.

An eight-time Pro Bowler, Harrison was hoping to return for the Colts' regular-season finale against Tennessee, but was held out. The 35-year-old also practiced Monday and Wednesday this week.

Still, Indianapolis coach Tony Dungy would not say definitively whether or not Harrison would play.

"I probably can't say without any doubt that he'll play," Dungy said Wednesday afternoon. "I thought that he might play the last week and it didn't work out that way. He's practicing and we're planning on him starting, but we'll have to see how it goes."

Harrison has missed 10 games since suffering a bruised left knee in a 38-20 win over the Denver Broncos on September 30. The 12-year veteran returned to catch three passes for 16 yards in Week Seven against Jacksonville, but hasn't played since.

Harrison is third on the all-time touchdown list with 123, behind Terrell Owens (131) and Jerry Rice (197).

Harrison had 20 catches for 247 yards and one touchdown this season.






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