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Kremer: Harvin has bulging disks in his neck

Vikings receiver Percy Harvin, a strong candidate for NFL offensive rookie of the year, missed an extended stretch of practice over the past two weeks and last Sunday’s game against the Bengals due to a severe migraine headache.

But NBC’s Andrea Kremer also points out that Harvin learned this week that he has two bulging disks in his neck.  He’ll be visiting the Mayo Clinic on Tuesday with a team doctor for further evaluation.

Making the news even more surprising is that there has been no whiff of Harvin having a neck problem on the official injury report.

As to the migraines, Harvin’s most recent bout included loss of vision and vomiting.  He also is concerned that some teammates might wonder whether the illness is genuine.

“Guys could see how blood shot my eyes were from crying and they saw me
throwing up in meetings,” Harvin said.  “I think they know what was going on
with me.”

Still, with the Vikings getting ready for the playoffs and Harvin playing such a key role in the team’s 2009 offensive upgrade, some players will resent Harvin if a migraine keeps him from participating in a postseason game that the team loses.

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31 Responses to “Kremer: Harvin has bulging disks in his neck”
  1. flusher says: Dec 20, 2009 1:02 PM

    How do the queens get away with not disclosing ailments with its players. Favre and Harvin now both had injuries or ailments and still were not listed on the injury report.

  2. Rachel Uchitel says: Dec 20, 2009 1:03 PM

    “some players will resent Harvin if a migraine keeps him from participating in a postseason game that the team loses.”
    Nice, just nice. Get a life you fools. If it’s serious mental health issue, no one in their right minds should feel that way towards him. Man this web-site sucks!!!

  3. pudgalvin says: Dec 20, 2009 1:07 PM

    Anyone who has ever seen someone get a migraine knows its no laughing matter. My girlfriend gets them so bad she can’t see sometimes. Nasty, nasty stuff.

  4. CutlerSucks says: Dec 20, 2009 1:08 PM

    Some players will resent him? Based on what?

  5. briano29 says: Dec 20, 2009 1:10 PM

    Oh crap . . .

  6. ihaveanoutkast says: Dec 20, 2009 1:12 PM

    $250,000 fine for Zygi

  7. tatum32 says: Dec 20, 2009 1:13 PM

    “If it’s serious mental health issue, no one in their right minds should feel that way towards him. Man this web-site sucks!!!”
    Blame Hines Ward.

  8. dangerousdave44 says: Dec 20, 2009 1:14 PM

    It wasn’t on the injury report because it’s not a neck injury, it’s the cause of his migraines, you silly people. It’s as much of an injury as stomach flu

  9. CanadianVikingFan says: Dec 20, 2009 1:25 PM

    ….

  10. lebowski says: Dec 20, 2009 1:36 PM

    No way in hell does anyone ‘resent’ him for this. Stop reaching for controversy, man.

  11. Bill In DC says: Dec 20, 2009 1:45 PM

    I’ve had cluster headaches, which are similar in pain level to migranes (maybe worse tho). I know how to deal with pain, I ran 3 miles on a dislocated ankle in the Marines, but NOTHING compares to the pain you experience in a migraine or cluster headache. I couldn’t handle it.
    If this kid has migranes that frequently and that severly he has my sympathy. Anyone who questions him is lame.

  12. Revacard says: Dec 20, 2009 1:52 PM

    What an idiotic thing to say. Resent him? I hope that is an attempt at sarcasm. There should be a game show. Biggest douchebag: Snyder or Florio? If you think about it, they have much in common.

  13. DailyNorseman says: Dec 20, 2009 1:53 PM

    “Still, with the Vikings getting ready for the playoffs and Harvin playing such a key role in the team’s 2009 offensive upgrade, some players will resent Harvin if a migraine keeps him from participating in a postseason game that the team loses.”
    Sweet merciful crap, you’ve got to be kidding me.
    I’d expect that kind of spew from Packer or Bear fans, because Packer and Bear fans are stupid. . .but come on. They’re going to resent him because he has headaches that keep him from seeing straight and make him puke constantly?
    Next you’ll be telling us that the players on the Vikings’ roster will resent E.J. Henderson for not being on the field for a playoff loss, too.
    Good lord.

  14. Fan_Of_ Four says: Dec 20, 2009 1:57 PM

    “Some players will resent Harvin if a migraine keeps him from participating in a postseason game that the team loses.”
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    My God Florio, there is no limit to the depths that you will stoop to stir up some sh!t.
    Unfuggin believable !
    No wonder people trash you like they do.

  15. "Hate" says: Dec 20, 2009 1:58 PM

    As a migraine sufferer, i can’t assure any of you fools that the blurred vision, vomiting and crying are no joke. I get mine for a hours… can’t imagine enduring that for days.

  16. Cushing Will Kill You says: Dec 20, 2009 2:00 PM

    Could be worse. For instance, Tiger Woods has a bulging disk in his pants.

  17. Bob Loblaw says: Dec 20, 2009 2:03 PM

    If you’d care to read the story before commenting, this injury — or more accurately inconvience — goes back to high school. It has never limited him in practice, so it doesn’t need to be reported.
    I think the Vikings are having Percy go to the Mayo Clinic to have the neck problem looked at to see if it may be a cause of the migranes.

  18. Vikes-N-Favre says: Dec 20, 2009 2:04 PM

    His bulging disks weren’t revealed until they did extra tests for his migraines you morons. That is the reason why he wasn’t listed under the injury report with a neck injury.
    He obviously has played this year with the bulging disks, and it obviously hasn’t given him any problems. So that is the reason why he wasn’t on the f’n injury report with a neck injury. Maybe read a little bit before you start spewing off with the mouth you dumb asses.

  19. MrHumble says: Dec 20, 2009 2:07 PM

    Florio gets more and more like the National Enquierer everday, making things up just to stir the pot. There would be no players who would hold it against Harvin and to think otherwise is “irresponsible journalism at it’s best”

  20. Steel Wheels says: Dec 20, 2009 2:07 PM

    Just because someone has bulging disks doesn’t mean that they have to have pain or any other symptoms. This is probably just investigative journalism that disclosed his health history that the Vikings and every other team got back when they were looking at him during the draft. It could mean he is more susceptible to neck problems in the future, but doesn’t necessarily mean the Vikes are hiding anything.
    We need to know if the Disk bulges are current and if they are symptomatic to deteremine if the Vikes are hiding the injury.

  21. LiveNBreatheFootball says: Dec 20, 2009 2:31 PM

    This is football. I can completely see some player saying he should suck it up and play. After all they do it with concussions. No one was surprised that Stafford played with a dislocated shoulder. If a player takes more than a game off for an injury, other players start questioning the guy’s toughness. The reality of how bad migraines are has nothing to do with it. It’s the culture of football.

  22. Lombardi 6 says: Dec 20, 2009 2:34 PM

    Steve Levy from ESPN would report this as a bulging dick in his neck..

  23. cusoman says: Dec 20, 2009 2:43 PM

    Florio, your “resentment” statements on this website are causing a “schism” among PFT viewers. If you want to maintain some semblance of togetherness around here, you should stop being such a d-bag and REPORT, not SENSATIONALIZE.

  24. smokesome says: Dec 20, 2009 2:45 PM

    i hate the vikings, but i also hate to see players injured. i hope the dude gets his ailments worked out

  25. Rachel Uchitel says: Dec 20, 2009 3:23 PM

    smokesome says:
    December 20, 2009 2:45 PM
    i hate the vikings, but i also hate to see players injured. i hope the dude gets his ailments worked out
    **************************************
    I hate seeing someone not capitalize the letter (I)
    How hard is it?

  26. J.Cannon says: Dec 20, 2009 4:46 PM

    He will be fine. It’s a good thing they’re getting these issues worked out so Harvin can continue his domination of the NFL.

  27. Greg from Louisiana says: Dec 20, 2009 5:43 PM

    Harvin needs traction on his neck or whole body inversion; there is no reason whatsoever that discs cannot be stretched back to near normal prior to them herniating. He is still young and they are still flexible.

  28. mixman34 says: Dec 20, 2009 5:52 PM

    Was that a threat Florio?!?!

  29. 2ndary Insanity says: Dec 20, 2009 9:02 PM

    I can definately attest to the fact that bulging discs can cause debilitating migraine’s! (I currently have 2 that are bulging and get anywhere from 1-4 migraines per week. It’s friggin’ misrable! On the other hand, it’s been reported that Harvin’s been dealing with migraines for a number of years…I find it hard to believe he’s played football with bulging discs all that time without having them rupture (which would almost certainly require surgery)!! Either way, migraines suck (only someone who’s never had 1 would compare them to a regular headache)…and I hope that Harvin can get a handle on what is a very painful medical problem.

  30. THEpackersAREwhere? says: Dec 20, 2009 10:15 PM

    All I have to say is that the packers lost and we have the division AGAIN! The only two loses the Vikings have are against the Super Bowl teams of last season. The man packers have lost to a super bowl team, but lost to us twice AND the buccs. This one’s for you BOB NELSON!

  31. flusher says: Dec 20, 2009 10:26 PM

    Harvin was gone from the team last week Favre said yet he wasnt’ listed on injury report. This week is still not well yet not listed? WTF

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