Percy Harvin Injury: Updates on Bills WR’s Head and Return
Buffalo Bills wide receiver Percy Harvin will miss his second straight game because of migraines Click Here whenthe team faces the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.
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Latest on Harvin’s Playing Status Friday, Dec. 2
Zac Hirschbeck of Buffalo Rumblings noted the lingering head ailment earlier in the week. The Bills announced Friday that Harvin is officially listed as out for the Week 13 contest.
Buffalo re-signed Harvin in early November as it looked to bolster the receiving corps amid a series of injuries that decimated the group. The Florida product made 19 catches across five games for the team in 2015 before announcing his retirement in April.
He’s failed to make much of an impact in two games since his comeback. He didn’t make a catch in his season debut against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 9 and then made just two grabs for six yards against the Cincinnati Bengals coming out of the team’s bye.
Matthew Fairburnof NYup.com passed along comments from the 28-year-old veteran about his health status and mindset as he prepared to returnafter he signed last month.
“I think at this point in my career, it’s important for me to listen to my body, listen to my coaches and not just think I can be that dog and overcome everything,” Harvin said. “I’m mentally where I need to be. I’m focused, very focused. I’m rejuvenated, so we’ll see what happens.”
Harvin, who has a history ofmigraine problems, now has no timetable to get back on the field following the latest setback.
The Bills’ wideout group received a boost with the return of Sammy Watkins from foot trouble, but the situation as a whole is still a problem. The widespread injury issues, including Robert Woods’ knee issue, will leave the likes of Justin Hunter and Dezmin Lewis to pick up the slack against the Raiders.
Ultimately, Harvin is no longer the dynamic playmaker he was during his peak seasons, but he’d be a welcome addition to a depleted aerial attack if he can get back to full strength and stay healthy. Buffalo could certainly use more weapons as it tries to make a playoff push.