E.J. Henderson caps terrific comeback with Pro Bowl honor
Talk about a fitting end to a remarkable comeback story.
Minnesota Vikings middle linebacker E.J. Henderson has been selected as a late addition to the NFC Pro Bowl team, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. He will play in the all-star game Sunday in Honolulu less than 14 months after a grisly injury in which he suffered a broken femur in his left leg in a game at Arizona.
Some questioned what kind of player Henderson would be after he returned. He had a titanium rod inserted in his leg and he was, again, an impact player in the middle of the defense. He was second on the team in tackles nad made three interceptions. It is the first Pro Bowl trip for the eight-year veteran.
No player at the game has been through more in the past year-plus than Henderson. That is for sure.
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