A man of few words but a team captain and natural leader, LB E.J. Henderson’s 2009 season was cut short, but his spirits remain high.
Since suffering a broken leg 2 weeks ago in Arizona, Henderson has returned to the Twin Cities where he is beginning rehab procedures and focusing on a return to the football field.
He’s also focusing on continuing to help area youth through his E.J. Henderson Urban Youth Outreach and Game Speed Football Academy.
“I know it’s going to be a long road back,” Henderson said. “I’ve just started to rehab and have put my energy into that. I’m working toward being ready to go next season and want to say thanks to all the fans and people who have called, emailed, texted, send letters, just reached out in so many ways. I truly appreciate it and it means a lot to us. It’s kept us encouraged over the past few weeks. I’m just gonna sit back and watch the Vikings make this championship run.”
The Henderson family thanked the Vikings coaches and staff, along with E.J.’s teammates, for making him comfortable during these tough times.
“We’ve had so many people check in recently,” Henderson said. “It’s made everything as good as it could be. We really appreciate everything.”
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