Getting rid of Brad Childress may have fixed a lot that was wrong with the Vikings, the players’ general mood especially, but there’s one thing the move didn’t cure: Percy Harvin‘s migraine problems.
There had been some hope that with Childress’ dismissal, Harvin’s tendency to miss practice due to the sudden (and some suspected fictitious) onset of migraine symptoms would miraculously clear up. Sadly, those hopes have now been dashed. Harvin was limited in practice Wednesday and sat out of practice altogether on Thursday. The absences were initially attributed simply to an “illness,” but now the Vikings have admitted that the illness is in fact migraine-related.
The routine is pretty much the same now as always with Harvin: No one will say if he will play Sunday, but when Sunday rolls around, he will play and be good. To date, Harvin has missed many a practice due to migraines, but has missed only one game.