Somehow, someway, the Tennessee Titans have remained atop the AFC standings without their bell cow back Derrick Henry. And it looks like he could be back sooner rather than later.
According to Turron Davenport of ESPN, “Mike Vrabel said Derrick Henry is doing some work today, and they’ve discussed opening the window for him to return.” Adding, “The decision will likely come mid-week.”
Mike Vrabel said Derrick Henry is doing some work today, and they’ve discussed opening the window for him to return. The decision will likely come mid-week. #Titans
— TURRON DAVENPORT (@TDavenport_NFL) January 3, 2022
Henry underwent foot surgery back in November and reportedly continues to make progress in his recovery. So much so that the former 2,000-yard rusher is expected to be back for the Titans playoff run.
That said, expecting King Henry to be back on the field for the final game of the season appears to be a stretch. Especially since Tennessee could be locked into their playoff seed before Sunday’s kickoff.
As you take time to celebrate the Titans AFC South Title, playoff birth and possible top seed… The Titans have many heroes but appreciate this woman who saved the franchise from the abyss…. pic.twitter.com/Yrf9MOFg2H
— Cory Curtis (@CoryCurtis2) January 2, 2022
Despite injuries to key offensive players like Henry, A.J. Brown and Julio Jones. There’s some sort of magic going on in Mike Vrabel’s locker room.
It remains to be seen what kind of workload Derrick Henry will shoulder once he gets back on the field. But one would probably expect his carries to taper down a little bit.