Vikings’ Rudolph ready to return

Eden Prairie, MN ( – The Minnesota Vikings will have tight
end Kyle Rudolph back on the field when the team returns from its bye week to
visit the Chicago Bears on Sunday.

Rudolph has missed Minnesota’s last six games after undergoing surgery in
September to repair a sports hernia. The 2012 Pro Bowl MVP put in a second
consecutive practice on Friday and is listed as probable on the final injury

The fourth-year pro sustained the injury during the Vikings’ 20-9 loss at New
Orleans on Sept. 21. Rudolph had 10 catches for 96 yards and one touchdown in
three games prior to being sidelined.

Reserve offensive tackle Mike Harris (ankle) and rookie defensive end Scott
Crichton (hip) are the only players on Minnesota’s active roster declared
questionable for Sunday’s NFC North clash.