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Erin Henderson Injury: Vikings LB still experiencing concussion symptoms

Minnesota Vikings linebacker Erin Henderson continues to sit out as he waits to pass the tests required following a head injury, as Tom Pelissero of 1500 ESPN reports. Henderson reported concussion symptoms to the team last Wednesday, and they've been monitoring his status ever since.

When asked about Henderson by reporters, Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said:

That's what we're hoping. We've got to let him continue to go through the protocol, and we're hoping maybe we may get him (Thursday). Got my fingers crossed, hoping that'll be the case.

Henderson was initially signed by the Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2008, but he finally had a breakout season in 2011 after three years primarily on the bench. Over 15 games last season, Henderson recorded 70 tackles, 1.5 sacks and two forced fumbles, proving to be a very useful player in the middle of the field.

Early this season, Henderson appeared to be maintaining his breakout performance, recording 22 tackles and two sacks during his first two games of the year. If he can get back on the field and stay healthy, he could prove to be a key player for Minnesota.

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