Wednesday, December 9, 2009

After surgery, Vikings LB Henderson unsure when to return

The Minnesota Vikings linebacker E.J. Henderson had a successful surgery for broken left leg on Monday, but the team’s Coach Brad Childress is still not ready to tell whether or when the star linebacker would put on his Vikings jersey again to play with the team.

Henderson fractured his femur while trying to tackle Tim Hightower late in the fourth quarter -- his leg twisting violently as he went down. Being taken off the field on a motorized cart after doctors spent several minutes attending to the star linebacker; Henderson was driven to the locker room and stayed at a Phoenix-area hospital while his teammates went home after Sunday’s 30-17 loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

If Henderson could not play again for the rest of season, it would be the second straight year that his season was cut short with injury. He played only four games in 2008 season before undergoing a surgery on his left foot and did not return for the remaining games.

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