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Vikings LB Erin Henderson Returns To Practice, Finds Role Changed
Vikings LB Erin Henderson, who has been suffering with a concussion the past two weeks, was able to go through an entire practice on Thursday, and it could be just in time. LB Marvin Mitchell, who took his place in the lineup, left practice with a strained calf.
"Marvin ended up stretching his calf, coach Leslie Frazier said. So we had to do an MRI to make sure everything is fine. We sent him in to get that done.
For the past two games, Mitchell filled in for Henderson in base defense, and then MLB Jasper Brinkley stayed in the game in nickel situations -- a position that Henderson had before the injury. And now Henderson won't get that role back immediately upon his return.
We made a decision and we are going to let Jasper stay in that role for now, said Frazier. [We'll] let Erin continue to work his way back [into the lineup] and make a decision down the road if he is going to end up back in the position.
Frazier said Brinkley has filled in well for Henderson, and, for the time being, this decision definitely backs that up.
Source: CBS Sports
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