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Percy Harvin Leaves Practice In Ambulance

August 19, 2010
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A scary moment occurred today on the Vikings practice field when wide receiver Percy Harvin collapsed while watching his teammates practice.

Tom Pelissero of 1500ESPN – Twin Cities reported Harvin “experienced a migraine” while looking to the sky to field a punt during a pre-practice special teams session. Harvin left the practice field to be examined by team doctors, but returned shortly after to watch practice from the sidelines.

According to Chip Scoggins of the Mineapolis Star Tribune, Harvin doubled over, “vomited and then fell to the ground.” Ten minutes after the incident, an Eden Prairie police car was on the scene. A few minutes later, an ambulance from Hennepin County Medical Center arrived.

Judd Zulgad reports that the Vikings continued to practice for about 10 minutes as EMTs attended to Harvin. According to Childress, quarterback Brett Favre “suggested the team do one more period and not just go in the locker room.”

Childress also said Harvin was “unresponsive briefly” and was “trembling” as he lay on the field. Practice ended early as teammates gathered around Harvin. After an ambulance took Harvin to the hospital, Childress characterized Harvin’s condition as “stable.”

Vikings.com has video of Brad Childress’ and defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier’s remarks after practice.

This is the second time Harvin has been hospitalized due to migraines. The first time was during his junior year at the University of Florida. This year, Harvin missed nearly two weeks of training camp due to complications with migraines, but returned to the Vikings last week in time for the team’s first preseason game.

Speaking with reporters after practice, Childress offered some perspective. “It just makes you understand we’re playing a game here.”

**UPDATE** Vikings wide receiver Bernard Berrian sent out the following Tweet around 4:00 p.m. CST: “Percy’s doin fine everyone. Prayers still goin out though.”

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