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Henderson Focused On Return

Posted by Mike Wobschall on December 21, 2009 – 9:23 am

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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8 Responses to “Henderson Focused On Return”

  1. By PAVikesFan on Dec 21, 2009 | Reply

    A man of few words he may be, but when he speaks, people listen. We dearly miss him, and he is definitely a fan favorite. Hope he comes back next year and hope he and his family enjoy the holidays

  2. By vikings11558 on Dec 21, 2009 | Reply

    No words are needed,it shows in his play and dedication. We know you’ll be back! Our prayers and best wishes for you and yours for the holidays and through out the New Year. May God bless you with a full and speedy recovery.

  3. By Greg Winch on Dec 21, 2009 | Reply

    Instead of bringing back Erin Henderson; why not try out Derrick Brooks?

    Also, while we are at it…when the next injury comes around; try out Chris Mc Alister?

  4. By purplehorn on Dec 21, 2009 | Reply

    You will be back E.J…… Number 56 is being held for you. Rest up man and slow but steady, you’ll be back.

  5. By jessie martin on Dec 21, 2009 | Reply

    i like what greg winch said and i want to know as a true vikings fan my whole life why dont we bring some other players to fill the hole

  6. By Zach on Dec 21, 2009 | Reply

    Well we got Jasper Brinkley….// so we could try him so and if E.J. misses the first few games next year we can try someone else…..but everyone knows that E.J. is on of the biggest beast on the vikings so i got a feeling he’ss play next year

  7. By Zach on Dec 21, 2009 | Reply

    GO E.J. HENDERSON UR A BEAST!@!@!@!@!@!

  8. By MDvikesfan on Dec 22, 2009 | Reply

    E.J. is one of the best middle linebackers in the NFL. The vikings will miss his presence while your out. We still need your leadership!!! Mentor your young stunt double…he may be able to hit, but he still needs to wrap up better AND be more productive on pass plays. Shock and AWWE can’t rush as much if they have to drop back in coverage while your out.

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