EJ Henderson's gruesome injury

Millz

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Beware before watching this...

This is hard to watch. He is a leader and an awesome player.

Report is a fractured femur. For those who don't know where that is that's the biggest bone in your body...the thigh bone. Thoughts are with him today. Ugh.

YouTube - EJ Henderson Injury
 

Babe_Ruth

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I heard about this but haven't seen it (can't view video's at work) but like you said I heard it was pretty painful to watch. He needed to be carted off. I'll definitely watch this when I get home, to see how bad it is.
 

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I watched it and went, "Huh? Where? Okay, replay . . hmm, wher-OH GOD."

Yeah I caught the tail end of this last night when he was being carted off the field.
 

Babe_Ruth

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I finally got the chance to watch the play, and holy shit that was pretty bad, I can't even phantom the pain he was when that happen. I wonder how long he's going to be out for, I'm sure it takes a while to rehabilitate an injury of this nature.
 
#6
OUCH. I missed this when it happened, that's brutal. He'll be out for a while. Hopefully he recovers and is back on the field as soon as possible. If that happened to me, when I got back it'd always be in the back of my mind. But then again, that's why I don't play football. Ha.
 

Millz

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Might be some good news for Henderson after all of this...

Somehow...

A Twin Cities doctor who has worked with the U.S. ski team said Minnesota Vikings middle linebacker E.J. Henderson's fractured femur likely would not end his career and that he could run in about two months.
"Assuming everything is as it should be, my guess is he'll be participating in training camp," said Thorson, a physician who works with the St. Paul Saints, Twin Cities Marathon and the U.S. ski team. "The bone heals fast, and he's a healthy guy."
Thorson said the femur - the longest and strongest bone in the body - should heal in six to eight weeks and that Henderson could resume running in eight to 12 weeks.
Meanwhile, Henderson can immediately start to work out his knee and hip.
Thorson watched the Vikings' 30-17 loss Sunday to the Arizona Cardinals and saw Henderson's injury. Thorson said Henderson might be fortunate to have a fractured femur instead of a serious knee injury.
"Those can be more difficult to recover from," Thorson said.
Thorson has dealt with a handful of skiers who have fractured their femurs. In general, he said, a compression rod is immediately inserted to stabilize the bone and prevent muscle spasms or further damage.
"That's why he was holding the leg," Thorson said of Vikings team physician Dr. Joel Boyd, who was attending to Henderson on a motorized cart as it left the field at University of Phoenix Stadium.
Vikings coach Brad Childress said linebacker Henderson was in "good spirits" after undergoing a successful
 

Babe_Ruth

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Wow! I'm extremely surprised that an injury that drastic might not take a year to heal. That's tremendous news for Henderson, his family and the Vikings. He'll have a lot of hard work to do to heal that injury, but in the end it will be worth it.
 
#9
That is one nasty injury. I kinda did what Cons did, saw him get hit initially and was like "ouch...ok that wasn't so ba...oh wtf!!!!!" The point where his leg looks like a spaghetti noodle flying in the air...yech heh. The only thing I've seen that was really worse was when a kid Iwas playing against had a compound fracture.

Anyway if anyone can recover from this type of injury he can.