Seantrel Henderson was involved in a car accident last week in Miami before he went home to Minnesota to attend the funeral of a close friend, a source at the University of Miami confirmed to the Miami Herald Thursday.
According to Miami-Dade Clerk of Courts records, Henderson -- projected to the be team’s starting right tackle -- was cited for three infractions by the Florida Highway Patrol during an accident that took place Aug. 1. Among the infractions Henderson was cited for according to public records: driving with an expired driver’s license; disobeying a traffic sign; and driving without a license unkowingly. He has been fined a total of $484.
It's unknown if there were any other people injured or involved in the accident.
UM coach Al Golden told reporters before Thursday morning's practice that Henderson had a medical issue, which he believed to be a concussion, and that the 6-8, 340-pound offensive lineman has yet to be fully cleared to return to action.
Henderson returned to the team Sunday night from Minnesota and did conditioning drills Monday and Tuesday at Greentree Practice Field. But he hasn't been on the field for practice since.
USA Today was able to speak with Henderson's father, who told them it has been a rough few weeks for Henderson. Besides his friend's death and the car accident, an aunt on his mother's side recently passed away from cancer.
"He's probably going to miss some more practice because of the injury," his father, Sean Henderson told USA Today. "I think he's strong enough to get through all of this. He's done some kid stuff, but he's maturing. I believe he's understanding his role as a junior to be a leader on the team. His grades are good, his back is fine. I think he's in the best shape of his life right now."