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Vikings LB Henderson Added To NFC Pro Bowl Squad

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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings linebacker E.J. Henderson is a late addition to the NFC Pro Bowl team, capping a remarkable comeback from a badly broken left leg.

The Vikings made the announcement Thursday. The all-star game is Sunday in Hawaii.

Henderson started all 16 games in 2010 and tied for the NFL lead among linebackers with three interceptions.

Henderson broke his leg during a December 2009 game and had a titanium rod put in. The injury required months of rehabilitation and put his career in jeopardy. But Henderson vowed to return.

He did so well that the Vikings medical staffers have presented Henderson’s case to colleagues as a model for treatment.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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