Leg injuries what they use to be

Paul KasprzakContributor IJune 4, 2010

Several decades ago leg injuries like torn anterior cruciate ligaments and severely broken legs took players out of action for a long time or ended their careers.

Nowadays they aren’t what they use to be.

According to ESPN Twin Cities, via Pro Football Talk, Minnesota Vikings middle linebacker EJ Henderson should be ready to go for training camp.

Henderson suffered a severely broken leg in week 13 against the Arizona Cardinals.

Also, Buffalo Bills guard Eric Wood suffered a severe broken leg as well and should be ready to go for training camp.

In the 1980’s a severely broken leg forced Washington Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann to retire.

Also, even in the 1990’s ACL injuries took a full year to heal before a athletes could play their sport again.

Now, it takes a mere six to eight months.

In the end, who knows how far medicine will have advanced in 20 years.