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Titanium Man: Vikings MLB E.J . Henderson is back on the field after gruesome broken leg

When E.J. Henderson's left femur essentially snapped in half in a game against Arizona in December, the gruesome nature of the injury shook the Minnesota Vikings and reduced some of the toughest guys around to tears after the game.The vision of their defensive captain's leg flopping grotesquely to the turf was devastating, and some wondered if he ever would play again.Less than eight months later, Henderson is back on the field and his stunning recovery is having an equally strong effect on the team in the first few days of training camp."I know it was a bad injury and I know some of those injuries can be career-ending," defensive end Jared Allen said. "So to see him back running, to see him back with a helmet in his hand, to me is awesome. It's inspiring."The quiet Henderson is not a Ray Lewis , fire-and-brimstone type of leader. He smolders in the huddle, quietly and calmly making the calls with a style that is perfect for this veteran unit. There is no more respected player in the l...

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