Denver Broncos running back De'Angelo Henderson (33) was taken to the hospital following his involvement in an automobile accident, but he said on social media that he was not seriously injured. Photo courtesy of Denver Broncos/Twitter
Denver Broncos running back De'Angelo Henderson was taken to the hospital following his involvement in an automobile accident, but he said on social media that he was not seriously injured.
Henderson said on Instagram that he expects to be ready to participate in Denver's Organized Team Activities.
"With OTAs a week away and a season that I'm competing for a significant role, the most traumatic event I've probably ever had to deal with occurs," Henderson wrote. "T-boned, airborne, flipped, and rolled. I plowed through my jammed door and exit my Jeep on my own. I'm truly blessed that God protected me through this accident. Without his favor I don't know if I would've survived. I'm thankful to only come out with minor injuries and a few scrapes and bruises. Thank you to the Parker Police and South Metro Fire Rescue in Parker for getting to me asap, attending all my needs and transporting me to the hospital safely. Thank you to the doctors at Parker Adventist for treating me as a first class patient also. I'm very grateful and humbled to be alive. My family and I thank everyone who has prayed for me over the last few days. My thoughts and prayers are with the other victims and I hope they all are safe and doing well."
According to 9 News in Denver, the driver of the other car was Rainbow Sunset Espinoza, a 37-year-old woman who is facing 11 charges: stealing a vehicle, driving recklessly, driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, evading police, failing to turn on her headlights, driving a car without plates, driving while her license was revoked, running red lights, criminal mischief, possession of burglary tools and second-degree assault with a deadly weapon.
"We're thankful that Broncos RB De'Angelo Henderson sustained only minor injuries as one of several accident victims when a car collided with his jeep Saturday," Broncos team spokesman Patrick Smyth said on Twitter.
Henderson and three other people were released from the hospital.
Henderson, 25, played in five games for Denver in 2017, when he had seven carries for 13 yards and two receptions for 36 yards.
He is expected to compete for playing time with Devontae Booker and third-round pick Royce Freeman.