Vikings receiver Percy Harvin didn’t pass out last week as a direct result of his migraine headaches, according to Vikings head athletic trainer Eric Sugarman.
Sugarman sat down for an in-depth conversation with Andrea Kremer of NBC Sports, detailing what he went through on Thursday afternoon when Harvin collapsed. Sugarman calls Harvin’s migraines “the riddle they can’t solve.”
There are limitations to what Sugarman could reveal, but said he was confident they know why Harvin passed out. It came from a complication of other factors which could include an adverse
reaction to medication, dehydration and blood pressure that got too low. Harvin stayed overnight in the hospital because he was unresponsive for a long period of time. (7-10 minutes.)
Harvin was lucky in one respect: The Vikings had their team doctors at practice when he collapsed, which wouldn’t necessarily be the case once the season started
The team remains confident Harvin will return to practice soon and that medically he’s already fine. But Sugarman admits that Harvin’s battle with migraines will be a “lifelong fight”