Minnesota Vikings stayed on the gruesome injury list two years
in a row. Less than a year after defensive back Charles
Gordon broke his ankle, middle linebacker EJ Henderson suffered
a broken femur during a Sunday Night Football game against the
was hit on the play by teammate Jamarca Sanford, who connected
with Henderson's leg as it was fully extended and his foot was
planted in the turf.
the initial hit, you could see the injury, but many viewers of
the video initially didn't think it that bad--until you see his
leg bend in an unnatural way as Henderson twisted through the
air. At that point, the video becomes one of the more gruesome
football injury videos I've seen.
of course, NBC had to show at least one replay of it--with Al
Michaels commenting "Rough break for a guy who missed most
of last year..."
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