Just when you think the Vikings season couldn’t get any worse, another piece of discouragement comes along. Per Jeremy Fowler of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Percy Harvin suffered another migraine headache on Saturday before having a monster game versus the Denver Broncos on Sunday.
Percy’s bouts with migraines go back, as he put it, “since kindergarten”. The Vikings knew this when drafting him out of the University of Florida and he has had the occasional bout as a professional with them. The two most publicized of the bunch was during his rookie season in 2009 where he had no contact with the team for 9 days and in training camp of 2010 where he collapsed on the field and had to be rushed to the hospital.
As much as it’s been made known for Percy’s migraines he’s only missed a couple of games in his career due to them. There have also been medical breakthroughs in a sleeping machine that helps him breathe better and another prior to this season that Percy refused to discuss in depth while saying he may be migraine free. Percy’s also established himself as one of the league’s toughest players, yet it appears that migraines are something he’s going to have to deal with throughout his life.
Here’s to hoping that someday Percy can put these behind him once and for all.
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