Tag:Seantrel Henderson Surgery
Posted on: September 26, 2011 4:48 pm
Edited on: September 26, 2011 4:53 pm

Seantrel Henderson expected to return this week

Posted by Chip Patterson

Miami has shuffled their offensive line several times this season, using different rotations in all three contests. While the positions continue to shift, the unit is getting an upgrade with the return of Seantrel Henderson.

Head coach Al Golden indicated this week he expects Henderson to start off as a backup this week, slowly getting worked back into that revolving rotation on the line. The sophomore has been battling his way back to the field since undergoing back surgery in August. Golden has complimented the work ethic of the Freshman All-American, pointing out the sophomore's 40-pound weight loss an example of efforts made to improve his overall health and physicality. Certainly Henderson's full recovery from back surgery is another example of that dedication.

Miami also hopes to have starting running back Lamar Miller ready for the Hurricanes' tilt with Bethune-Cookman. Miller injured his shoulder in the fourth quarter of the Hurricanes' 28-24 loss to Kansas State, but Golden appears to have very little doubt in his status for Saturday.

"He better be playing," Golden said of the sophomore running back. "I guess you would say he's probable. I don't think there's any question that he should be able to play."

With the investigation, suspensions, and injuries, the Hurricanes have had an abnormal start to the 2011 season. Equally inconsistent has been the play on the field, which has been impressive and mind-numbingly frustrating - sometimes in the same quarter. Every time the defense comes up with a big stop on third down or the offensive line opens up a great hole for Miller, it seems their good play is followed by a mental mistake or unnecessary penalty. The Hurricanes have the talent on board to make 2010 a very successful first year for Golden, and there have been flashes of that success in their first three games.

The Hurricanes' time to put it together is dwindling. After facing Bethune-Cookman on Saturday, Miami faces all five coastal division opponents in consecutive weeks. The stretch starts with road games against Virginia Tech and North Carolina, and finishes with a home stand against Georgia Tech, Virginia, and Duke. A successful showing in that stretch could put the Hurricanes in position to contend for the Coastal Division crown. However if the consistent play continues, they could find themselves battling for bowl eligibility come November.

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Posted on: August 3, 2011 9:35 am
Edited on: August 3, 2011 9:41 am

Report: Henderson could miss entire 2011 season

Posted by Chip Patterson

When Miami head coach Al Golden addressed the status of touted offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson at ACC Media Day, he was proud to inform the media that Henderson had dropped his weight just under 350 pounds and was getting in shape after being troubled with some back issues in the spring. He did not expect Henderson to be ready for the start of camp, guessing that he would miss the first "7-10 days."

The expectations for Henderson changed on Tuesday when it was reported that the sophomore tackle will undergo back surgery, with no timetable set for his return. According to the report, Henderson's procedure is scheduled for Aug. 8, but no details have been revealed on the extent of the operation.

Tuesday evening Jorge Milian, of the Palm Beach Post, cited a team source that suggested Henderson could miss the entire 2011 season, with many other reports around Miami suggesting a similar outcome.

Henderson was the top rated recruit in the nation coming out of high school and started 10 games for the Hurricanes in his freshman campaign. However, back issues kept him limited during spring practice and he was expected to battle 6-foot-7 320-pound Malcom Bunche for the started tackle job this fall.

If Henderson is out for the season, the greatest hit the Hurricanes will take is to their depth. Bunche has received good reviews from his work in the spring, but the redshirt freshman still hasn't seen any action in a game. Luckily for Miami, seniors Harland Gunn, Tyler Horn, and All-ACC senior Brandon Washington are all healthy and ready to lead the unit heading into camp.

The school has not made an official statment on Henderson's status, but Golden is expected to address the issue on Friday in a news conference.
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