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Seantrel Henderson story takes another strange twist

University of Miami coach Al Golden told reporters when Seantrel Henderson returned to the team Sunday after attending the funeral of a friend that he would likely need to go through a few days of conditioning before getting back out on the field.

Now, it looks like the guy penciled in as the Canes starting right tackle may need a little more time than that.

Golden said Thursday morning that Henderson has not been cleared to practice yet because he may have a concussion. Hard to imagine how Henderson accomplished that considering he isn't on the field and isn't supposed to be getting hit.

But this smells funny. Stay tuned.

> Golden said linebacker Gionni Paul, who had been running with the first team on the weak side, will only be out 2-3 days after injuring his knee during practice Wednesday.

"It was a Category Five drill and Gionni tried to tackle Duke [Johnson] and Duke spun out of it. And when Duke spun out, Gionni hit the floor and another player hit his knee. Duke kept going and then shook Larry Hope and thats when everybody went crazy," a player told The Miami Herald Thursday of how Paul was injured.

Is it bad? "Yeah," the player said. "I think so."

> Offensive lineman Cory White and linebacker Jimmy Gaines (ankle) were wearing yellow non-contact jerseys. Freshman defensive end Jelani Hamilton was in shorts and a t-shirt. He has a brace on his right knee -- the same knee he injured last season as a senior at St. Thomas Aquinas High.