Derrick Henry reacts to playing through injury during Titans Week 14 win
Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry talked about playing through an injury in Week 14.
Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry was clearly hobbled a bit during the team’s Week 14 win over the Oakland Raiders, but that didn’t stop him from having a great game.
Despite not looking like himself, Henry still managed to total 103 yards and two scores on the ground. The Alabama product has now broken the century mark in four straight games and has at least one rushing touchdown in his last five contests.
At one point in the game, Henry had to fight his way back onto the field and he also took an early trip to the locker room prior to halftime. It was also abundantly clear that Henry wasn’t running with the same explosiveness when he broke a 24-yard run, his longest of the game.
Following the win, Henry spoke about his injury, saying his leg would have to be falling off for him to come out of the game.
"“Ain’t no quitting in me. My leg would have to be halfway off for me to stop, so I’m going to go out there and help my team win games and play through it. This was a great team win for us today.”"
While Henry didn’t confirm his exact injury, we already knew he was dealing with a hamstring issue after being listed on the injury report with it the last two weeks.
Titans head coach Mike Vrabel also confirmed Henry is dealing with an injury that he played through on Sunday, but didn’t get into specifics. He did say that treatment for Henry’s injury will start right away.
After another impressive performance, Henry has 1,243 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns, both career-highs. He’s also added 206 yards through the air and another two scores.
A report on Sunday morning from ESPN’s Adam Schefter noted that the Titans and Henry haven’t had contract extension talks, but that isn’t a surprise considering the Titans don’t do business during the season.
Those talks will undoubtedly happen at some point, as Henry has proven to be one of, if not the most important pieces on the Titans’ offense this season.