Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel briefly spoke about Derrick Henry’s injury after the Week 14 win over the Oakland Raiders.
It was clear as day that Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry wasn’t himself and was dealing with an injury during the team’s 42-21 win over the Oakland Raiders.
Aside from seeing Henry taking extra trips to the sideline and an early exit to the locker room before the end of the first half, the Alabama product just didn’t look as explosive when running the football.
To further show just how great he is, Henry still broke the 100-yard mark and scored twice.
Henry had been listed on the injury report for the past two weeks with a hamstring injury and went from did not practice on Wednesday, to limited practice on Thursday, to full practice on Friday before suiting up on Sunday.
After the game, Titans head coach Mike Vrabel confirmed that Henry is dealing with an injury that he had to work through on Sunday and the running back will begin getting treatment right away.
The Titans have been dealing with a slew of injuries of late. Prior to the Week 14 game, the Titans ruled out cornerbacks Adoree’ Jackson and LeShaun Sims, as well as wide receiver Adam Humphries and linebacker Daren Bates.
Henry, who has rushed for over 100 yards in four straight games and found the end zone in five straight, is the focal point of this Titans offense and his health will be a major concern moving forward. We’ll have to keep an eye on his practice participation throughout the week.
For the season, Henry is now over 1,200 yards and has scored 13 rushing touchdowns, both career-highs.
Earlier on Sunday, a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter said that Henry and the Titans are not yet discussing a contract extension for the 2020 free agent, however that doesn’t come as much of a surprise considering the Titans don’t do business during the season.
At this point, the Titans would be crazy not to bring Henry back as he continues to prove just how important he is to this team.