Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry was spotted without a walking boot on his left foot Wednesday after practice.
Some pretty good news to report after the Tennessee Titans’ fifth day of practice, as running back Derrick Henry was spotted after practice without a walking boot.
News came down on Tuesday that Henry was dealing with a strained calf muscle that should keep him out for “about two weeks,” per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
It was the first specific update on Henry’s injury. Now we can see firsthand just how he’s doing with some video footage.
In a video shot by Erik Bacharach of the Tennesseean, Henry was seen after practice on Wednesday without a boot while signing autographs for fans. Instead of the boot, he was sporting a sleeve on his left leg.
He’s walking with a bit of a limp, but looks to be OK considering.
Hearing news of him being in a walking boot led to some serious fears about Henry’s status and potential availability for the start of the season. This should quell some of those concerns for the time being as long as there are no setbacks in his recovery.
Henry didn’t make it out of the first practice of training camp before coming down with the injury on Friday. Both he and rookie wideout A.J. Brown have yet to return to full practice since both suffered their respective injuries on the first day.
Henry is expected to carry the load for the Titans on the ground this season. He broke out in the last four weeks of 2018 and should earn himself the lead role as a result. Henry is also playing in a contract year, and a big season could earn him a long-term deal from the Titans.
The Alabama product finished 2018 with 1,059 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns. He exploded for 585 yards and seven touchdowns in the final four weeks. It was those four weeks that have everyone hyped for what Henry can potentially do with a full workload in 16 games.