As the AFC's No. 1 seed, the Tennessee Titans had a bye during Super Wild Card Weekend. Now, they have an AFC Divisional Round matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals set for this Saturday. Impressively, Tennessee has made it without its superstar starting running back Derrick Henry, who hasn't played since Week 8.
Henry was sidelined on Oct. 31 when he suffered a foot fracture against the Indianapolis Colts. Rumors have been swirling lately about him possibly making his return from the injured reserve this weekend and now Titans head coach Mike Vrabel has the latest update on his leading rusher.
Derrick Henry Injury Update
Henry was cleared for contact in practice on Tuesday, which is a major step in the right direction. Vrabel spoke to reporters after practice, stating that the 28-year-old has made great progress to get to where he is today.
While Vrabel didn't give a timetable update, he said that Henry's status for the Divisional Round will be determined by how he looks in practice throughout the week.
"We have to do these things that come close to replicating what's going to be asked of [Henry] in a football game. So we'll have a week of work, see how he feels and make a decision."- Mike Vrabel
There's no question that getting Henry back would be a major boost for the Titans. He was the NFL's leading rusher before his injury, averaging 4.3 yards on 219 carries for 937 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns. Tennessee has played well without him in recent weeks, but his potential return could put them over the top.
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