Black and Blue all over: Harvin to return

Minnesota receiver Percy Harvin is expected to return to practice Wednesday, three days after migraine headaches caused him to miss his first game of the season. Vikings coach Brad Childress said during an appearance on Sirius NFL Radio that Harvin has endured a battery of tests over the past few days.

Via the Star Tribune, Childress said the “process is not over yet” and that the Vikings are “working vigorously to try to address [the issue].” That suggests Harvin is still having some lingering effects but feels well enough to resume practicing.

Migraines have afflicted Harvin since he was a child, but they have occurred with exceptional frequency and intensity during his first NFL season. By nature, the onset and duration of the episodes are largely unpredictable.

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