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Percy Harvin: Will Migraines Hold Back Harvin and Minnesota Vikings?

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 24:  Percy Harvin #12 of the Minnesota Vikings returns a punt against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Championship Game at the Louisiana Superdome on January 24, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Saints won 31-28 in overtime. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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Brad GoldbachCorrespondent IAugust 20, 2010

Minnesota Vikings Percy Harvin's migraines are once again holding him back.

A day after collapsing at practice and being rushed to the hospital, Harvin was back at the team's facility on Friday.

It's certainly not news, but when Harvin and headaches are involved, no news would be good news. Unfortunately, that might never be the case.

The migraines will certainly always be hanging around until doctor's find the solution, and you have to wonder if it will hamper Harvin's immense potential. If so, will that hamper the Vikings' chances this season, as well?

Harvin is a rare player who can make things happen with his agility and quickness.

If you ever doubt Harvin's ability, all you have to do it watch game tape from the Florida Gators of 2009. Then watch game tape from the Florida Gators of 2008.

World of difference.

Harvin's talent was so rare that Florida was never able to find someone to replace the unique skills he brought to the field last season, and it showed. 

Undoubtedly, Harvin's unique talents helped the Vikings almost reach the top last season. Obviously, with Brett Favre and Adrian Peterson in tow, the Vikings will be very good. But you do need that extra edge that can make things happen at any time.

Last year, Harvin broke two kick returns for touchdowns and had six receiving touchdowns to go along with almost 800 receiving yards. And, you have to figure that those numbers will only continue to increase as he gets more acclimated to the NFL.

The question is now whether that ceiling will ever be reached with these headaches holding him back, and whether the Vikings' ceiling is lowered as long as Harvin's migraines are an unknown variable.

The worst thing is that you never know when they are going to strike. Maybe even worse than that is that doctors have yet to figure out the source.

Hopefully, for Harvin's and the Vikings' sake, the migraine problem is solved soon. A guy with that kind of talent is supposed to be giving headaches to the opposition, not himself.

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