Percy Harvin to see specialist this week; could return to practice

Vikings coach Brad Childress admits there is no easy solution to Percy Harvin’s migraine problems.

“This is a puzzle we have no idea when it will be solved,” Childress told Jay Glazer of FOX. “It’s a tough deal.”

Childress says Harvin will visit a specialist this week, although we have to think he’s visited plenty before without any magic cure.  Childress is optimistic Harvin will return to practice this week, which is a great sign.

With Sidney Rice uncertain for Week 1, Harvin’s role in the offense should only grow.

23 responses to “Percy Harvin to see specialist this week; could return to practice

  1. There is one solution, Cannabis! Cannabis is great for relieving the pressure buildup that seem to cause migraines in the first place. If the NFL wasn’t ruled with an iron fist by Adolph Goodell the guy might be able to get some relief from his migraines by getting a cannabis recomendation.

  2. @Windex
    I’m sure he already smokes pot..
    and you idiots making predictions need to stop having the media dictate your thought process..
    big deal, Favre’s back!!! The league is better with him in it. He clearly just hates camp.

  3. Withdrawl is a bitch Percy. Seek prefessional help. Favre did drug rehab, there’s no shame in it.

  4. This is another one of those could have might have been players
    Next year he will be teaching gym in some high school

  5. I would have thought he’d have been to a “specialist” — like last year and continuously thereafter.
    If not, then there is something really wrong with the Vikings’ medical staff.

  6. There’s more to this story than is getting out. Obviously by now, Harvin has already seen whatever “specialists” there are to be seen. Second year of a his contract and they’re sending him to a specialist? He went to Mayo, there’s no one else to see, unless it’s for an experimental or unconventional treatment. Migraines are well researched, if not fully understood. It’s not an unusual ailment, the range of treatment is established.
    Assuming he’s tried all conventional treatment, which he undoubtedly has, Percy’s career is in jeopardy. He may be limited to playing when he can, and having a reduced role as a position player.
    Terrell Davis stated on NFLN that he was unaware of vomiting as a symptom of migraine, but it is, as well as numbness, cold feet, and other vertigo like sensations.
    Percy has a bad case, and it will almost certainly limit his football career, if not end it entirely.

  7. I would have thought he’d have been to a “specialist” — like last year and continuously thereafter.
    If not, then there is something really wrong with the Vikings’ medical staff.

  8. Too bad the vikings medical staff, the ones that cleared him before the draft, can’t handle the Harvin situation.
    But then they didn’t handle the Korey Stringer situation either.

  9. He’s been to numerous specialists, that was reported on several times last year. Vomiting during a migraine is not at all unusual. My older sister suffers from them. When one strikes, she has to lie down with a hot-water bottle on the side of her head. The pain becomes progressively worse until she pukes, then it subsides and she’s fine after about a half hour. She has a medication she takes when one starts, but it just lessens the pain and duration. It doesn’t prevent them.
    As I got older, I started getting ocular migraines. No pain, but my vision is affected until they pass. I start seeing a multi-colored squiggly shape in mu field of vision. It expands outward until it finally disappears. An ophthalmologist told me that, in my case, they are caused by age, eye-strain, too much caffeine, fatigue, and the eye losing flexibility. Good reading glasses have almost eliminated them.

  10. God, some of you rubes are idiots! He has dealt with this his whole life. Of course he has already seen specialists. And he is going to keep seeing them until he gets a handle on this. Holy God some of you amaze me with how stupid you are!

  11. Thank you, Master Bates, for noting the rube-idiots on this board. He has been to the specialists, the Vikings do not employ specialists, and the one thing they did wrong was not learn about the extent of his migraines.

  12. Good luck Percy, I didn’t draft you in my fantasy league b/c I don’t see you playing much this year if your headaches are this bad.

  13. Hey Bob Nelson, do everyone on this message board a huge favor and step out in front of traffic…
    freeway traffic…
    with a blindfold on.

  14. moezilla says:
    Hey Bob Nelson, do everyone on this message board a huge favor and step out in front of traffic…
    freeway traffic…
    with a blindfold on.
    Carrying a can of gas…
    smoking a cigarette.

  15. # Bigbluefan says: August 21, 2010 2:07 PM
    This is another one of those could have might have been players
    Next year he will be teaching gym in some high school
    _____________________________
    Like Mark Chmura…

  16. So for Mike McCarthy hoping a player will be ready for practice after he is cleared by a neurologist is irresponsible but for childress to hope that a guy with arguably a more serious problem returns in the next weak is a “great sign?”

  17. Norseman:
    “As I got older, I started getting ocular migraines. No pain, but my vision is affected until they pass. I start seeing a multi-colored squiggly shape in mu field of vision. It expands outward until it finally disappears. An ophthalmologist told me that, in my case, they are caused by age, eye-strain, too much caffeine, fatigue, and the eye losing flexibility. Good reading glasses have almost eliminated them.”
    I have a similar condition, with attacks triggered by bright lights or glare.
    I find if I take three regular aspirin tablets first thing when I notice my vision being affected, it GREATLY reduces the severity of the attack.
    I always carry around a bottle of aspirin with me.

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