All indications are that LB E.J. Henderson’s comeback from last season’s leg injury has gone well. Vikings Head Coach Brad Childress has commented more than once that Henderson was aggressive in his rehab and assistant head coach/defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier has seemed optimistic about his starting MLB.
But even with the positivity and optimism regarding Henderson’s rehab and comeback, the veteran didn’t play in last weekend’s preseason game. While last weekend was likely a precautionary move, Henderson can take the next step in his recovery by suiting up this preseason. The decision on whether or not that happens has not yet been made, according to assistant head coach/defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier.
“We don’t know,” Frazier said on Thursday when asked if Henderson will play on Sunday. “We are still practicing and seeing how he progresses every day and every play, and we will talk about it again tomorrow after practice.”
Here are a few more thoughts from Frazier’s Thursday press conference…
On how Erin Henderson looked playing middle LB last weekend: “He has done a good job in practice and we were wondering how he would do under the lights and he did a great job. We were all pleasantly surprised and pleased that he played as well as he did. He was thrust into that role with the injuries that we had with J Leman, and of course with E.J.’s situation and he did well, he did really well.”
On Percy Harvin experiencing a migraine episode during practice and being taken away by ambulance: “Everybody came together afterwards and prayed for Percy and just hoped for the best. But it definitely shakes you up, as a player and a coach…I have been in some situations where the ambulance had to come on the field and it’s never a good sight. We just hope for the best.”
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