Vikings' E.J. Henderson expects to be on the field when training ca...

Minnesota Vikings middle linebacker E.J. Henderson is absolutely certain he will be on the field when training camp opens in late July. Full Story
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hardyboy

Eden Prairie, MN

#1 Jun 4, 2010
He won't be playing much this year,not from and injury like that-been there done that. Sorry, this guy has been hurt alot and the Vikings are stupid to think he will be playing this year
TTTTiiiihhhhhmmm mmmmayyyy

Elk River, MN

#2 Jun 4, 2010
Henderson's gonna come back and dominate.
ezg357d

AOL

#3 Jun 4, 2010
Looks like things are falling in place for a super bowl run. GO VIKINGS
zzzzz

Saint Paul, MN

#4 Jun 4, 2010
hardyboy wrote:
He won't be playing much this year,not from and injury like that-been there done that. Sorry, this guy has been hurt alot and the Vikings are stupid to think he will be playing this year
So you played in the NFL, had your leg broken, and then came back? yeah right.
AZ Ben

United States

#5 Jun 4, 2010
Love the Brinkster and think he'll only get better. Hope E.J. is on the field as soon as he safely can be.
Geez

Onalaska, WI

#6 Jun 4, 2010
hardyboy wrote:
He won't be playing much this year,not from and injury like that-been there done that. Sorry, this guy has been hurt alot and the Vikings are stupid to think he will be playing this year
oxboro and bullfarts all wrapped into one big piece of crap = hardyboy ! Go back to your cell IDIOT !

“HHhhhoooowwwlll”

Since: Feb 08

Craigville

#7 Jun 4, 2010
Henderson is as big a part of this defense as K. Williams, J. Allen, and A. Winfield. He was replaced by a rookie, and we were still one of the best teams in the league.
A HEALTHY Henderson will bring more black and blue to the NFC North, well, at least to the other teams of the NFC North.

Happy Days are here again!
joe

Inver Grove Heights, MN

#8 Jun 4, 2010
When i saw it happen i thought his career was over...you da man E.J....good luck....
Dog

Minneapolis, MN

#9 Jun 4, 2010
I give credit to E.J.Hes a pretty tough guy.
Joe Harmon

Neenah, WI

#10 Jun 4, 2010
zzzzz - You mean well, I'm sure, but... Here's one. I'm a doctor. I didn't play NFL football - I road raced motorcycles professionally. I suffered a comminuted femoral fracture.. Was I as strong as an NFL player physically? No, of course not. But, I was 6'5" and 240 - and with serious muscle and little body fat. Now get this through your head (imbecile in LaCrosse also; you're all mouth and, well, lean upstairs - talkin about geez here, not zzzzz;-)- after this injury, you walk with a limp the rest of your life. You never push off with authority, and your knee goes away over time. It isn't "just" the bone - that does heal, even stronger than the original bone oft times - it's the muscle groups, the involved tendons, the ligaments and the surrounding tissues - AND the patella. Before resumption of high level physical punishment (i.e. football), the intramedullary nail and screws must also come out. Do we know that Henderson had this follow up surgery? That in itself takes several more months to recover from. If you think he'll be fine, great. Think that. But first, it might be better to know of what you speak - or perhaps consider keeping your mouth shut (or did you play NFL football?- Yeah, sure.......... I want him to recover more than anyone - he's a solid player and hard to lose, but I also would like to know he will be happy with his family and able to walk reasonably well if he does not play. So, hardyboy said something you don't want to read - tough s__t. There is a LOT of truth to it - like it or not, at least where the femur is concerned, and where it *is* concerned, "if" hardyboy really did have this injury, he knows lightyears more than you (geez, I'm referring to).

“We've been Norv'ed”

Since: Nov 09

Erie

#11 Jun 4, 2010
Joe Harmon wrote:
zzzzz - You mean well, I'm sure, but... Here's one. I'm a doctor. I didn't play NFL football - I road raced motorcycles professionally. I suffered a comminuted femoral fracture.. Was I as strong as an NFL player physically? No, of course not. But, I was 6'5" and 240 - and with serious muscle and little body fat. Now get this through your head (imbecile in LaCrosse also; you're all mouth and, well, lean upstairs - talkin about geez here, not zzzzz;-)- after this injury, you walk with a limp the rest of your life. You never push off with authority, and your knee goes away over time. It isn't "just" the bone - that does heal, even stronger than the original bone oft times - it's the muscle groups, the involved tendons, the ligaments and the surrounding tissues - AND the patella. Before resumption of high level physical punishment (i.e. football), the intramedullary nail and screws must also come out. Do we know that Henderson had this follow up surgery? That in itself takes several more months to recover from. If you think he'll be fine, great. Think that. But first, it might be better to know of what you speak - or perhaps consider keeping your mouth shut (or did you play NFL football?- Yeah, sure.......... I want him to recover more than anyone - he's a solid player and hard to lose, but I also would like to know he will be happy with his family and able to walk reasonably well if he does not play. So, hardyboy said something you don't want to read - tough s__t. There is a LOT of truth to it - like it or not, at least where the femur is concerned, and where it *is* concerned, "if" hardyboy really did have this injury, he knows lightyears more than you (geez, I'm referring to).
Everybody responds differently to treatment Doc and I am sure he is getting the world's best. They said the same thing about Garrison Hearst and the Bills ex RB, the name escapes me but he still plays, as have numerous other players who were given up for dead-don't rain on his parade.

“We've been Norv'ed”

Since: Nov 09

Erie

#12 Jun 4, 2010
Willis McGahee
Nate

Chisago City, MN

#13 Jun 4, 2010
Hope he comes back.
Hope the Vikes have learned to hold onto the ball this off season.
Saints are dirty players, that should not have won the SB and the Vikes are going to stick it too them opening season!
Notanostrich

West Salem, WI

#14 Jun 5, 2010
My take: Ain't no way he comes back 100 percent. Still, I hope he does. Brinkley sufficed, but wasn't Henderson. Otherwise, I hope the Vikes are sniffing around at a LB...
Notanostrich

West Salem, WI

#15 Jun 5, 2010
Nope. Never played NFL ball, but did break my leg playing football. Never the same. Even though the doctor (his name was Dr. Zipper - no fooling) told me I had NOT damaged the surrounding tendons, ligaments,and muscle, he had to cut some to get to the bone. That, he said, would effect all of the above and would require lengthy (lifetime) physical therapy. Even after two years when the hardware (three two-inch screws) came out, they had to cut some more, which meant more therapy. When the leg was x-rayed 10 years later, the doctor reading the x-rays thought the tech had x-rayed the wrong leg. He couldn't even see the break marks (bimalleolar fracture - meaning both bones in my lower leg broke), that's how well I was put back together. Still, limp, ache, inflexible... I really do hope EJ comes back stronger than ever, but I seriously doubt it. The body is a fragile thing. Look, toe surgery shortened his '08 campaign. This break happened to the largest bone in his body... I think the Brink is gonna be our man this year. Hope he's studying up on the job. As for #23, also doubtful. He wasn't covering anybody already, and now this injury to the most crucial of joints needed to cut on a dime, leap into the air, land awkwardly with the weight on oneself, and sometimes another 2bucker on his shoulders? Nope. Ain't happening.
hardyboy

Eden Prairie, MN

#16 Jun 5, 2010
zzzzz wrote:
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So you played in the NFL, had your leg broken, and then came back? yeah right.
No I broke it ion college-same exact injury and it took at least 2 years to be somewhat normal. He won't be ready-face the facts

“We've been Norv'ed”

Since: Nov 09

Erie

#17 Jun 5, 2010
Wow, I hope some of you guys aren't physical therapists by any chance, not with those attitudes. Ever hear of a success story or of a person beating the odds, GUESS NOT.
mikevoss1

Saint Peter, MN

#18 Jun 5, 2010
know hes tuff but think that bringing in peirce formly of the giants would be a great back up plan when u consider the amout of games hes missed
Marcnol

Los Angeles, CA

#19 Jun 5, 2010
Good luck on the rehab E.J. The Vikings need you. No doubts we win it all last year with you on the field.
Marcnol

Los Angeles, CA

#20 Jun 5, 2010
Man there is a lot of anger on this site, Must be the economy. The only pro athlete I can remember having this injury and coming back 100% was Dino Cicarelli. He broke his femur in Junior Hockey and still made it to the NHL guys. By the way, Dino scored more than 600 goals in his career and should be a Hall of Famer. Obviously hockey is not football, but it certainly is a physical sport. Biggest difference is skating is a fluent motion, while running is a pounding on the legs. Also Dino was younger than E.J. when it happpened. Anyway, let's just hope E.J. can beat the odds like Dino did.

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