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Broken Fibula Can Be Overcome

Derrick Henry

In 1935, Alabama's "other end," Paul Bryant, suffered a broken fibula playing against Mississippi State. You've heard of Paul Bryant. And as of the Tuesday announcement of an injury to freshman tailback Derrick Henry that will keep him out of Saturday's A-Day Game, you have heard of the fibula. It's the smaller of the two leg bones.

Derrick Henry, a 6-3, 238-pound freshman tailback from Yulee, Fla., suffered a broken leg in Saturday's Alabama football scrimmage. He had surgery following the fracture of his fibula and Crimson Tide Coach Nick Saban announced that Henry should be ready for fall camp in August. In 1935, Bryant had his fractured leg in a cast for two weeks. Bama had an open date following the Mississippi State...

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