Derrick Henry likely out for season
The NFL world woke up to devastating news Monday morning when the Titans revealed that star rusher Derrick Henry was dealing with a significant foot injury in the wake of the team’s 34-31 overtime win over the Colts.
A series of tests confirmed that Henry’s right foot was broken. Henry underwent surgery Tuesday, and is unlikely to return this season.
Head coach Mike Vrabel told reporters that Henry will try and return as soon as possible but that team needs to move forward without him.
“Whenever that is, that’s when it’ll be,” Vrabel said. “I know that he’ll be around our team as soon as he can. I know that’s important to him. I know that’ll be important to our team. We will have to move on. We’ll have to move on, unfortunately, without him here in the short term and not look back.”
Henry is believed to have broken his foot in the first quarter and yet continued to play the entire game.
No player may be more important to his team than Henry has been to the Titans, this season being no exception. He is the runaway leader in rushing yards (937) and TDs (10), and completely changes how opposing defensive coordinators have to prepare for the Titans.
With Henry shelved, the Titans signed 7-time Pro Bowler Adrian Peterson to its practice squad with plans to elevate him to their active roster.