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Migraines no longer a concern for Percy Harvin

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During his first few years with the Minnesota Vikings, Percy Harvin had been plagued by migraines that affected his ability to perform in practice and even games.

Harvin missed three games and countless practices in Minnesota as migraines would appear and render Harvin completely incapable of performing. However, Harvin believes those struggles are officially in the past.

“I haven’t had a migraine in two years now,” Harvin said. “Been fully healthy from that aspect so everything’s been good. I’m going to knock on wood that nothing resurfaces but it’s been all great.”

Harvin was diagnosed with sleep apnea after an episode where he collapsed at practice during training camp in 2010. Harvin thanked Vikings owner Zygi Wilf and the Wilf family for sending him to the Mayo Clinic to be evaluated and to take care of him during his medical issues. With the diagnosis in place and knowing how to treat it, Harvin hasn’t had a migraine since.

The news has to be music to the ears of the Seattle Seahawks front office in knowing that their offensive weapon won’t be missing any time with them because of the ailment.

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  1. hendeeze says: Mar 13, 2013 4:13 AM

    It’s gonna be a concern for cheatin’ pete

  2. donyellfreak says: Mar 13, 2013 4:21 AM

    Now if only I can get my wife to those Doctors !

  3. petehemlock says: Mar 13, 2013 4:23 AM

    The doctor prescribed bon-bons and Lifetime Movie Network.

  4. fijabbersman345 says: Mar 13, 2013 4:23 AM

    Unsure of what to do without his chronic migraines, he decided to just become one himself

  5. purplepunisher says: Mar 13, 2013 4:41 AM

    And he thanks the Vikings by …….

  6. kicksave1980 says: Mar 13, 2013 4:42 AM

    More money is one hell of a painkiller, isn’t it?

  7. trevor123698 says: Mar 13, 2013 4:45 AM

    I’d bet my life it was a food allergy which more than likely involved gluten. Almost all migraine headaches are just that. i used to deal with them myself and it was a gluten intolerance

  8. joenash72 says: Mar 13, 2013 4:46 AM

    “The news has to be music to the ears of the Seattle Seahawks front office in knowing that their offensive weapon won’t be missing any time with them because of the ailment.”

    As Percy said, “…knock on wood…”

    We don’t have the Mayo Clinic in Seattle, but we do have a great all-natural migraine remedy.

  9. craiggebz says: Mar 13, 2013 4:47 AM

    Who knows exactly what induces migraines, but many speculate stress is a factor. “Self induced” stress? Hmm. GL Seattle

  10. satanicxhellxcreature says: Mar 13, 2013 4:50 AM

    If he’s happy with the coach and the team…no migraines. They stopped pretty much the day Brad Childress was fired.

  11. skeetys says: Mar 13, 2013 4:55 AM

    Yeah, he was faking all those migraines so he could go smoke marijuana. He screwed over the Vikings pretty badly.

    Can’t wait for him to do the same to Seattle so they can see what we Viking fans dealt with.

  12. skeetys says: Mar 13, 2013 4:55 AM

    Good thing Marijuana is legal in Seattle.

  13. veence69 says: Mar 13, 2013 4:58 AM

    He’ll be happy for exactly 2 seasons before he’s bitching about his contract and throwing weights at Pete Carroll.

  14. rmosss says: Mar 13, 2013 5:13 AM

    He doesn’t HAVE migraines anymore because he IS a migraine! Give him time…..he’s start acting up in Seattle! Moss 2.0

  15. censoredagain says: Mar 13, 2013 5:24 AM

    “The news has to be music to the ears of the Seattle Seahawks front office in knowing that their offensive weapon won’t be missing any time with them because of the ailment.”

    Well, he wont be missing time from that particular ailment. Cant say the same for all of the other ones he’s always saddled with, but…

  16. canetic says: Mar 13, 2013 5:28 AM

    Migraines can be brutal. I’m glad he’s found the right treatment to avoid them.

  17. thegonz13 says: Mar 13, 2013 5:29 AM

    Oh, so now MONEY is the cure for migraines.

    You hear that, guys?

  18. judsonjr says: Mar 13, 2013 5:33 AM

    Cue joke about pot being legal in Washington

  19. tyler4richardson says: Mar 13, 2013 5:48 AM

    Good to hear Percy. Those old migraine stories just became even more believable.

  20. kwwkkwwk says: Mar 13, 2013 5:57 AM

    Funny how the migranes disappeared around the same time Childress did

  21. funshipm174 says: Mar 13, 2013 5:58 AM

    He may not have headaches, but gives headaches to the team he is on.This Diva is not worth it.

  22. jbarr1 says: Mar 13, 2013 6:00 AM

    Bet they’ll soon be a concern for the Seahawks though.

  23. gsomatt says: Mar 13, 2013 6:07 AM

    When my kid was 9, he’d claim to have a headache when he didn’t want to do something.

    When it came to have fun again, the headache went away.

  24. nathan702nelson says: Mar 13, 2013 6:08 AM

    Anyone that actually watched him the last 2 years already knew this. It’s just that most people believe things without doing their own research, which is why you get people on here saying he’s injury prone. That and the people that think they’re clever with stupid jokes.

    As a Vikings fan, so long Percy. It was a fun ride.

  25. jeffsnow7 says: Mar 13, 2013 6:31 AM

    He has $67M reasons why not to worry

  26. unkrautsalat says: Mar 13, 2013 6:31 AM

    Huh, weird. How can he be cured if Florio bravely unraveled the “Harvin never had migraines”-conspiracy?

  27. eigglesnosuperbowls says: Mar 13, 2013 6:36 AM

    Its nice that the Vikings were so sensitive to his health then he repaid them by signing with Seattle!

  28. sterling7 says: Mar 13, 2013 6:45 AM

    As a Viking 4life since 1968 and a huge college football fan Harvin has been a royal pain in the butt wherever he has been, grade school, high school, college and now the NFL. The only people who don’t realize what a pain this guy really is are the people who just see him on Sunday but don’t follow the Vikings like I and hundreds of thousands of others. This guy will be a pain in the ass to Seattle too, it’s going to happen-it’s his nature. And oh by the way as anyone bothered to notice how much better Christian Ponder has played since Percy Harvin missed the later part of the season? That’s because he didn’t have to deal with Percy’s whing and bitching in his ear every down. Did you notice how Percy wasn’t behind his teammates and stayed home when the Vikings were scratching and clawing to make the playoffs-that’s the Percy Harvin Seattle is getting. Ponder’s last game against the Packers was 4 touchdowns, 0 interceptions and a 120 quaterback rating-I think we’ll be seeing more consistency from now on from Ponder.

  29. hellafiedfc says: Mar 13, 2013 6:54 AM

    no childress AND no Ponder?? of course he has no more migraines… his first name suits him….

  30. boknowsvt says: Mar 13, 2013 6:58 AM

    And if he does get migraines, he has all of that legal weed in Washington to help him out.

  31. mnjoemama says: Mar 13, 2013 7:06 AM

    Funny how all the migraines disappear after Childress. Hope everyone in Seattle knows that 67 mil is for games not practice. Tavon nation

  32. schmokes says: Mar 13, 2013 7:07 AM

    Now the seahawks are the only ones who are going to have headaches.

  33. vikingdog71 says: Mar 13, 2013 7:08 AM

    Good riddance. The Vikes organization bent over backwards to help this dude out, only to have “Percyland” resurface. He’s a monster talent but I’ve been waiting for the other shoe to fall with this guy for years now. How much of a D-Bag can a guy be by arguing with one of the most level-headed coaches in the league?…..That being said,….Holy Crap do you need receivers! Ugh!

  34. rodge1 says: Mar 13, 2013 7:14 AM

    I bet he uses migraine excuse if he gets popped for smoking pot again…

  35. johnnyb216 says: Mar 13, 2013 7:18 AM

    Translation: he’s been on the wagon for 2 years (at least during football season)

  36. packersfansuck says: Mar 13, 2013 7:25 AM

    I believe the medical term for Percy Harvin’s condition is “Practicitis”.

  37. xmgmx says: Mar 13, 2013 7:29 AM

    Used to like this guy, now it seems he WAS the migraine!

  38. nflrule says: Mar 13, 2013 7:30 AM

    Major league talent…major league pain in the ass.

  39. erfoster says: Mar 13, 2013 7:33 AM

    if he does not get what he wants in seattle he will get migraines.

  40. jackg19 says: Mar 13, 2013 7:42 AM

    He is probably high right now

  41. butkus54 says: Mar 13, 2013 7:48 AM

    $60 million will do that …

  42. scoboscobs says: Mar 13, 2013 7:50 AM

    As a die hard Vikings fan, it’s a bit infuriating to see Percy with the Seahawks logos behind him. Still trying to figure out if I should be more upset at Percy or the organization.

  43. flashdeath says: Mar 13, 2013 7:50 AM

    Percy has got a funny way of showing his gratitude for all the medical care and patience the Vikings provided. Don’t let the doorvhitvyou in the ass, Diva.

  44. MichaelEdits says: Mar 13, 2013 7:55 AM

    Migraines no longer a concern for Leslie Frazier. Unless they replace Harvin by signing Randy Moss.

  45. vols84 says: Mar 13, 2013 8:21 AM

    I suffer from migraines. They don’t just magically disappear. I think he migraine was playing in the bubble dome.

  46. dublindemonszfl says: Mar 13, 2013 8:27 AM

    Correct, No worries when you can get a doobie from the dispensery 24/7.

  47. lionsfan415 says: Mar 13, 2013 8:31 AM

    Of course he no longer has migraines, Christian Ponder is no longer his QB after all.

  48. jimmyt says: Mar 13, 2013 8:34 AM

    But are they just starting for Pete Carroll?

  49. thejuddstir says: Mar 13, 2013 8:34 AM

    Percy has no more migraines but he still causes headaches for others

  50. arlingtonsynn says: Mar 13, 2013 8:35 AM

    Speaking of Harvin and weed…

    Did anyone see his interview with NFL Network yesterday?

    Guy looked stoned as hell.

    Good on ya Percy.

  51. papaskins says: Mar 13, 2013 8:40 AM

    If you ever do get migraines again, be careful not to use Sherman’s tablets

  52. jerrykill4pres says: Mar 13, 2013 8:48 AM

    As a Vikings fan, i don’t care where he plays. But for long term, i hop that the migraines are gone for good for percy. We sure enjoy the entertainment that these athletes provide, but let’s look long term. They aren’t fun to deal with.

    But on the other side of the rainbow… Atleast he is in Washington state now. He can always retire from football, and toke as much reefer as needed. And do it legally.

  53. gtater10 says: Mar 13, 2013 8:58 AM

    Turn out the main cause for Percy and most Vikings fans headaches was Brad Childress.

  54. purplepillager says: Mar 13, 2013 9:03 AM

    I watched the interview. Percy wasn’t stoned. He’s just not very smart. When he was a rookie, you couldn’t understand anything he said. He sounded like the Cajun Man on SNL.

  55. FinFan68 says: Mar 13, 2013 9:06 AM

    vols84 says:
    Mar 13, 2013 8:21 AM
    I suffer from migraines. They don’t just magically disappear. I think he migraine was playing in the bubble dome.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    Coincidentally, the migraines disappeared around the same time Childress did. I would imagine they might come back if Pete tries to hold Percy more accountable.

  56. conormacleod says: Mar 13, 2013 9:10 AM

    Hey, sometimes it just doesn’t work out with an employee and an employer. I wish Percy no ill will. Like one guy said yesterday; maybe this is the rare occasion where both teams got a good deal.

  57. trollhammer20 says: Mar 13, 2013 9:15 AM

    Forget headaches. With Wilson now able to dump it off to a guy like Harvin at the end of his scrambles, defensive coordinators may wind up having aneurysms.

  58. filthymcnasty1 says: Mar 13, 2013 9:38 AM

    Re: Percy Harvin had been plagued by “migraines” that affected his ability to perform in practice and even games.

    You spelled “Christain Ponder” wrong.

  59. seahawksteven777 says: Mar 13, 2013 12:02 PM

    Tired of the stupid and uneducated comments. Some people just can’t stand the fact that the Seahawks are building a winning team.

    He’s missed only 3 games prior to last year. Last year, he missed 7 games but I bet he probably could have played in some of them because of the self imposed IR by the team.

    His migraines are indeed not an issue. If they were, don’t you think he’d miss more time? If they were, Seattle probably doesn’t do the trade because they definitely did their due diligence before making the trade.

    As for those saying he’ll be a problem, I honestly don’t think so. A change of scenery does wonders. Just ask Marshawn Lynch. People love to knock moves before even giving them a chance.

  60. granadafan says: Mar 13, 2013 1:54 PM

    “seahawksteven777 says:Mar 13, 2013 12:02 PM
    Tired of the stupid and uneducated comments. Some people just can’t stand the fact that the Seahawks are building a winning team.”
    ====================================================

    @seahawksteven777, get over yourself and take that irrational chip off your shoulder. No one is bashing the searats. People are wondering about Percy and his convenient migraines.

  61. seahawksteven777 says: Mar 13, 2013 2:04 PM

    Maybe he actually really had migraines? Remember that time in training camp or whatnot when he collapsed? Yeah, he faked that to be convenient. Makes sense. He didn’t like Ponder and wanted out. How hard is that to understand?

  62. brianaconda says: Mar 13, 2013 5:55 PM

    I would strongly suspect his migraines will return as soon as OTAs, training camp, or any other practice session comes up. Historically it has been a clear cut cause & effect – practice = migraine. Also, I would be extremely concerned about his glaucoma – he must have a very serious case as much as he medicates for it.

    Percy is an absolute great player and game breaker, but unless he changes dramatically the 3 hours of Sunday upside do not weigh the downside every other hour of the week.

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