Freshman phenom, and former five-star recruit Derrick Henry tweeted out some good news to the Alabama Crimson Tide fan base this afternoon. Henry fractured his leg during spring practice, which caused him to miss his much anticipated Crimson Tide debut in the A-Day game in April.
But, coaches and trainers seemed optimistic that Henry would be back in time for Alabama’s season opener against Virginia Tech, and Henry took to twitter this afternoon to let everyone know how close he is to being ready to go:
My leg is good , Im about 90%
— Derrick Henry (@KingHenry_2) July 15, 2013
With just under seven weeks left until kickoff at the Georgia Dome, Henry labeling himself as 90% is certainly good news about his availability in the Chick Fil-A Kickoff. Henry seemed to have worked himself up to No. 3 on the depth chart behind sophomores T.J. Yeldon and Kenyan Drake prior to his injury, and there seems to be no question that the massive 6-foot-3, 240 pound running back will have a role on Alabama’s offense in 2013.
Henry could be a real breakout player on Alabama’s offense in 2013, and he already has Alabama senior linebacker C.J. Mosley comparing him to Trent Richardson. Mosley says Henry looks like a bigger version of Trent, and it’s hard to argue with that, especially when you see how small he makes 6-foot-1, 240 pound Jalston Fowler look in comparison.
Of course, Henry calling himself 90% means absolutely nothing because he will not see the field until team doctors say he is 100%, but it is encouraging that he is starting to feel like his old self again. I can’t wait to see Henry in action, and by the sound of it, it looks like we’ll all get the chance on August 31st in Atlanta.
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