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Henderson returns, feels natural

E.J. Henderson (Jim Mone/AP)

On Dec. 6, E.J. Henderson suffered a gruesome fractured femur. Instantly, it was season-ending and potentially career-threatening. But Henderson has attacked the rehabilitation and made his 2010 practice debut Friday. He talked about his mental and physical state and his return to action.

E.J. Henderson is confident he will be ready to start the regular season, just like he was confident he would be ready to practice by the start of training camp. In June, Henderson predicted his return to the training-camp practice fields when he said he would be "ready to rock." On Friday, he looked as steady as a rock during the Vikings' initial practice. The middle linebacker was back in his...

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