Derrick Henry’s hamstring in a concern
The former Heisman-winning running back from Alabama came into Sunday’s game against the Raiders as arguably the hottest running back in the NFL. Over the last three games, Derrick Henry ran for 496 yards and five touchdowns on 68 carries.
Henry has been an absolute workhorse of a running back these last few weeks and this is the first time that we are beginning to see the wear and tear that may slowly be taking its toll on Henry.
Every time the Titans star running back wasn’t on the field in Week 14, he could be seen on the sideline with a heating pad wrapped around the same hamstring that has popped up on the injury report over the last few weeks.
The Titans started the game feeding their monster of a running back early and often and everything was rolling as expected.
However, prior to the half ending, the Titans running back could be seen heading to the locker room early to get a head start on treatment, which ultimately caused him to miss the team’s last drive of the first half.
As evident as it was that Henry was being hampered by an injury throughout the afternoon, he was still more productive than most running backs in the league are on completely healthy hamstrings.
There is nothing to indicate that the former crimson tide running back will miss any significant time with this lingering hamstring issue, but it is something to monitor as the team heads towards the latter part of their playoff push.
Henry finished the day with a solid 103 rushing yards on 18 carries and two touchdowns.