Harvin has ‘fascinating’ Mayo Clinic visit
Percy Harvin (Matt York/AP)
Percy Harvin (Matt York/AP)
VikingUpdate.com
Posted Dec 23, 2009
Tim Yotter


WR Percy Harvin has a “good plan” in place to combat his migraine headaches, according to Vikings coach Brad Childress.

Percy Harvin visited the Mayo Clinic on Tuesday and came away with a plan of attack.

Harvin missed more than a week of practice and one game this month because of migraine headaches, and he and the team have been searching for a solution.

“I think we’ve got a good plan going forward in terms of managing those things,” Vikings coach Brad Childress said.

Childress called it a “fascinating meeting” for the wide receiver, but he clarified that the team wasn’t too concerned about a report by NBC last weekend saying that Harvin had two bulging discs in his neck.

“I know bulging disks got reported, but probably a bunch of guys here got bulging disks. The key is they are not herniated disks,” Childress said. “I think that’s the definition. Without getting into too much cervical spine stuff, that’s not a concern to us.”

Harvin missed the entire week of practice leading up to the Vikings’ Dec. 13 game against the Cincinnati Bengals (and that game) and returned to practice last Friday on a limited basis after missing the biggest game-planning days of the week, Wednesday and Thursday.

“I think the biggest improvement we’ll get is obviously he is here today at practice and just to be able to go through the game plan with his teammates and the film study,” Childress said. “Even though he has some of those plays committed to memory, he wasn’t available until late in the week. Friday was kind of a crash course for him and Saturday, but it’s always better with a little bit more preparation to be a little bit more settled, the place you are going to be and what players you are attacking. But he’s fine this morning so far.”

Harvin had only one catch for 10 yards Sunday night in Carolina and returned two kickoffs for 31 yards. He participated fully in Wednesday’s practice.


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