Thursday, August 19, 2010

Percy Harvin taken to the Hospital

News out of Minnessota is that Percy Harvin has been taken to the hospital. Our thoughts and prayers are with Percy. Will post an update when we hear something. Email us if you do!

Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin collapsed at the team’s Winter Park facility Thursday while watching practice and was loaded into an ambulance.

Harvin, who has suffered from severe migraines, was not on the field for the start of practice. He was seen talking to head athletic trainer Eric Sugarman outside the locker room at Winter Park and then jogged onto the field to watch practice. A few minutes later, Harvin vomited and then fell to the ground.

He came out for special teams practice and started having problems when he looked into sky catching punt.

Vikings coach Brad Childress on Harvin's migraines: "That one hit and it hit hard. Always scary for all of our guys when you see teammates struggling."

Childress added that Harvin was "trembling" as he lay on the field. He said this is second time Harvin has been taken to hospital because of migraines.

Practice continued as the team’s medical staff tended to him. After about 10 minutes, a police car and ambulance from the Hennepin County Medical Center arrived and EMTs tended to Harvin as practice stopped and players watched.