Mike Vrabel: Derrick Henry is fully healed, don’t think injury due to overuse

AFC Divisional Playoffs - Cincinnati Bengals v Tennessee Titans
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Titans running back Derrick Henry missed the final nine games of the regular season with a foot injury before returning to action in Saturday’s divisional round game against the Bengals.

Henry ran 20 times for 62 yards and a touchdown, but the play that stuck out was a fourth down run that went for a two-yard loss with just over seven minutes left in the game. It’s a play that Henry said he’ll be replaying in his mind until the Titans are back on the field again.

On Monday, Titans head coach Mike Vrabel said at a press conference he isn’t worried about Henry finding top form once he is back on the field.

“I think he’s fully healed. I know he’s fully healed. I’m sure he’ll have a great offseason and we’ll try to use him to help us to win football games” Vrabel said.

Henry ran 219 times in the first eight weeks of the season, which put him on pace for a career high after carrying the ball 681 times over the previous two seasons. Vrabel said on Monday that he “didn’t get that sense from any doctor” that wear and tear from that workload was a cause of the injury, which suggests the Titans will continue to feature Henry as the centerpiece of their offense once they get back to work.

7 responses to “Mike Vrabel: Derrick Henry is fully healed, don’t think injury due to overuse

  1. LOL

    Of course he’s not healed. Why was he playing? It’s a 6 month recovery time for a pro athlete at 250 lbs for that kind of an injury.

    Hubris all over the league with the media letting these hotshot coaches skate on the decision making.

  2. He sure didnt look to be in perfect health. Not running like the true beast that he normally is.

  3. Derrick Henry’s injury wasn’t the reason why the Titans lost that game. Tannehill’s 3 picks were, especially the last one.

  4. Everyone is saying Henry was not 100%, maybe we could give just a little bit of credit to the Bengals defense. Maybe they had something to do with his lack of production

  5. Yeah, Mike. 5 yards and a cloud of dust is all you need. Forget trying to upgrade the Qb position, you have a keeper at that spot too!

  6. It was clear from the get-go that Henry wasn’t ready. Once they saw how tentative and ineffective he was they should have scrapped him from the gameplan. I couldn’t believe they gave it to him on that crucial fourth down play.

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