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Thread: Jamie Hendrerson Released from Hospital

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    [url=http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/columns/story?columnist=pasquarelli_len&id=1794027]Jamie Henderson Update[/url]

    Good news for Jamie... its nice to see him doing better.

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    Key part of the article is that the Jets have been overwhelming in their continuing support of Henderson. An organization must take care of their own and it seems they're doing it.

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    Best news I heard all day, get well Jamie, and it's good to see how classy the Jets are handling this situation.

    Sunday, May 2, 2004


    By Len Pasquarelli
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    ATLANTA -- New York Jets defensive back Jamie Henderson, who suffered a life-threatening head injury in a motorcycle accident on April 3, will be released from the hospital on Wednesday.

    Family members and business associates confirmed that Henderson, who has been recovering at a surprising pace, will then begin outpatient rehabilitation at another facility.

    His release from the Shepherd Center, a facility renowned for its treatment of patients who suffer catastrophic head or spinal trauma, is about a month ahead of schedule. But the three-year veteran, who will not play in 2004, still faces months of rehabilitation.

    Neurologists likely won't know for three or four months if Henderson, who may have suffered permanent brain damage, will ever play again. But the fact that he has regained speech and motor skills, and is motivated to return to the field in 2005, is a plus. And his early release from the Shepherd Center, to which he was moved only a few days after the accident, is certainly more than family and friends originally anticipated.

    "There's a way to go yet," said Henderson's mother, Tonya Arnold. "But he's come such a long way, and so quickly, sometimes you have to remind yourself of where the starting point really was a month ago. But his (progress) to this point, well, it's a miracle."

    Henderson, 25, is able now to walk and to talk, and spent some time over the weekend on his cell phone with teammates, soliciting updates on the Jets' minicamp. His family, and agent Pat Dye Jr., have gushed over the support the Jets organization has offered.

    "They've stayed in regular contact and made it clear that, whatever he needs, he's got," said Dye. "The entire organization has been tremendous."

    The former University of Georgia standout, a fourth-round choice in the 2001 draft, was injured near his home in Carrollton, Ga., while riding a motorcycle he had purchased only a month earlier. Local police have confirmed that neither alcohol nor drugs were involved in the accident, and it is believed that Henderson, a novice rider, failed to negotiate a curve, drove off the road and was thrown from his bike.

    Henderson and his family have requested that the identity of the facility where he will undergo outpatient treatment remain confidential.

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    Hope they're not releasing him too soon because there is a part in that article that doesn't sit well with me and it's still sad to see that.

    This is the part:

    [quote][b][b]Neurologists likely won't know for three or four months if Henderson, who may have suffered permanent brain damage, will ever play again. But the fact that he has regained speech and motor skills, and is motivated to return to the field in 2005, is a plus. And his early release from the Shepherd Center, to which he was moved only a few days after the accident, is certainly more than family and friends originally anticipated.[/b][/b][/quote]

    I don't want to sound like a pessimist but he still is far from stepping foot on the football field.

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    man am ever happy to hear such good news! you betcha! :D

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