Deacons RB Henderson retires due to health concerns
Wake Forest running back Tyler Henderson recently announced his retirement from football, citing health concerns as the main reason.
Henderson, who played as a true freshman last season, sustained a concussion last year and says he is still dealing with the effects stemming from it.
“I’ve had a concussion for almost 7 months now, and after lots of praying and talking to numerous doctors and loved ones, I have decided to retire from the game I love and that brings me so much joy,” Henderson posted on Instagram. “It is such a hard thing to do, but it’s what’s best for my future and my health. I hate that my football career had to end like this and this soon, but I know and I trust God has a bigger plan for me.”
Henderson made appearances in six games last year and gained six yards on three attempts. On special teams, Henderson returned nine kicks for 183 yards.
I've had a concussion for almost 7 months now, and after lots of praying and talking to numerous… https://t.co/HvMjj4T86L— Tyler Henderson (@CupofT5) April 26, 2015