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Harvin feels fine after migraine

MINNEAPOLIS — Vikings receiver Percy Harvin was upbeat and smiling in the locker room Thursday, one day after missing practice because of a migraine.

Doctors recently discovered Harvin's migraines likely are triggered by sleep apnea, but the former Gator said that doesn't mean he'll never get another migraine.

"Feeling great," Harvin said. "I wouldn't call it a setback. I'm actually happy; not that I got it, but it had been five, going on six weeks since I had a headache, period. I can't think that I'm never going to get a headache again. So if I can at least space it out where it's five, six weeks, that's all I can ask for at this point."

Harvin, who has suffered from migraines since age 10, went through a battery of tests after collapsing on the field during the onset of one during training camp. Doctors found he suffers from sleep apnea and gave him a machine that delivers oxygen to his body, which helps him sleep better.

Harvin said he rebounded from his latest migraine a little faster.

"I went home, got a good night's rest, and I woke up energized and ready to work (Thursday)," he said.

Harvin also is dealing with a strained right hip he aggravated during Sunday's loss to Miami. He was limited in practice Thursday but said his hip responded favorably.

"A lot of people said I looked normal," he said. "It feels good. It gets fatigued at times. But with treatment and lifting and getting it back strong, it should make a full recovery."

Delhomme unlikely to play … maybe

BEREA, Ohio — Browns quarterback Jake Delhomme remains in a walking boot and appears set to sit out Sunday against the Ravens.

But coach Eric Mangini has been vague about Delhomme's status, and the team has given no specifics about the severity of his right ankle injury, which he sustained while throwing an interception against the Bucs in the season opener.

Mangini maintains Delhomme is getting better. Thursday, he was asked if the injury could carry into next week.

"Could it?" he said. "I think there is potential. He's been progressively better each day. I thought he was moving around pretty good today. With injuries, I don't really know. Sometimes they … I don't know."

If Delhomme can't play, Seneca Wallace will make his second straight start. Sunday, the Browns didn't announce Wallace would start and Delhomme was inactive until an hour before kickoff.

Bears: Linebacker Lance Briggs (ankle) and offensive tackle Chris Williams (hamstring) did not practice. Their status has not been determined.

Cardinals: Running back Beanie Wells, out with a bruised knee, is expected to make his season debut after increasing his workload at practice. But Tim Hightower is expected to get most of the carries while Wells gets up to speed.

Chargers: Running back Ryan Mathews missed his second practice with the high ankle sprain sustained Sunday. Coach Norv Turner said only: "I haven't ruled him out (for Sunday). I'm going to see where we are in the next two days."

Jets: Coach Rex Ryan would not give specifics but said he had a good idea of how much receiver Braylon Edwards would play Sunday. Edwards was arraigned on drunken-driving charges Tuesday. According to the collective bargaining agreement, the league, not the team, must punish Edwards. New York has said only he will not start.

Rams: Safety Craig Dahl is still feeling the effects of a concussion sustained Sunday, his second in less than a year. Dahl, hurt on a helmet-to-helmet hit on the Raiders' Darren McFadden, sat out practice after complaining of being sensitive to light and other concussion symptoms.

Ravens: Linebacker Sergio Kindle, a second-round pick, agreed to a one-year contract even though he will not play this season. Kindle fractured his skull shortly before training camp when he fell down two flights of stairs. He hopes to recover in time for next season's training camp.

Redskins: Starting left tackle Trent Williams, the fourth overall pick in April, is unlikely to play after hurting his left knee and a toe on his left foot Sunday.

Blackouts: The Rams and Cardinals sold their remaining tickets for their home games against the Redskins and Raiders, respectively, to allow their games to air in their markets.

Harvin feels fine after migraine 09/23/10 [Last modified: Thursday, September 23, 2010 10:53pm]
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