Since he was a child, Percy Harvin has battled severe migraine headaches. As a rookie for the Minnesota Vikings last season, he battled through migraines on his way to being named the Offensive Rookie of the Year and earning a spot in the Pro Bowl. Unfortunately, it’s possible that Harvin’s days on the football field could be coming to an end.
Those severe migraine headaches appear to be getting worse and worse. On Thursday, an exclamation point was added to this situation. During practice, Harvin collapsed and had to be taken by ambulance to the hospital. In fact, reports indicate that he was unresponsive at points during the episode.
As of now, the Vikings are calling it another migraine. Surely more tests will be run to try to get to the bottom of Harvin’s migraine issues. Up to this point, there have been no answers.
The good news is that Harvin is recuperating.
“He is alert and resting comfortably,” reported Vikings head coach Brad Childress, “but will remain in the hospital overnight.”
For Harvin’s sake, let’s hope he does all he can to make sure that his long-term health remains the top priority … even if it means retiring from the NFL.