Biggs: Childress announces Harvin is healthy
Minnesota Vikings coach Brad Childress announced wide receiver Percy Harvin is healthy a day after the sensational rookie visited the Mayo Clinic.
Harvin reportedly has two bulging discs in his neck, and he missed practice for most of the last two weeks and one game because of recurring migraine headaches.
“He’s healthy. I think I said before without getting into anything, we’ve got a good plan for him,’’ Childress said, making it sound like the plan is for him to play Monday night against the Bears at Soldier Field. “He was down to the Mayo Clinic yesterday and I think we’ve had a good plan and have a good plan moving forward. I’m not concerned about it but you know I am not a clairvoyant either.
“I hope (it is behind him). I am in hopes of that. Again, I think it was a good meeting yesterday, good give and take, and I think the big thing is to have him planning to be able to manage it as he goes.”
Harvin is a top candidate for offensive rookie of the year. He has 40 receptions for 644 yards and seven touchdowns, and he’s been a dynamic force in the return game. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported earlier this season that Harvin has suffered from migraines since he was 10. The team knew about the condition when he was drafted.
“He’s been a great addition, a great piece of the puzzle and I’d say the same thing about Brett or adding Bernard Berrian or Jared Allen,” Childress said. We’ve got good players here and it’s nice to have those tools in your tool box. He’s been just about what we thought he would be.’’
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