Combine ends early for Aundre Henderson

Manual High School's Aundre Henderson made five hour trip from Louisville to Akron for the All-American Invitational combine at the University of Akron's indoor practice facility in hopes of turning even more heads. However, an injury suffered during the standing broad jump ended Henderson's day much earlier than he had hoped.

"He wanted to do really well at that combine," Henderson's father said. "He was very upset that he couldn't go anymore." v The 6-foot-4, 295-pound Henderson, who landed on the side of his foot while attempting a jump, immediately saw the combine trainer.

"He told us that his ACL and MCL looked fine," Henderson explained. "We thought about going to the emergency room there in Akron, but the trainer told us that he would be okay to make the drive home. We went straight to the hospital when we returned to Louisville."

Following a round of x-ray's and evaluation by the hospital staff, Henderson was once again given the good news that he had not suffered a more serious injury.

"They it appeared to just be a strain," Mr. Henderson continued. "He can bend his knee without any pain on the inside of it. They put him in a brace and crutches just to be safe. We are still going to go to his doctor next week just to be sure."

Prior to the injury, Henderson was quickly establishing himself as one of the top athletes at the combine, which included numerous Division IA prospects.

Following impressive performances in the 40-yard, 20-yard shuttle and the three cone drill, recruiting analyst Bob Lichtenfels told that Henderson was the 'real deal'.

Plans to camp at Louisville, Michigan and Kentucky in June are currently on hold.

"We may still be able to make it to the camp at Michigan, but it all depends on what the doctor says this week," Henderson said.

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