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Titans RB Derrick Henry May Be Back By The Playoffs

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Derrick Henry’s season with the Titans may not be over.

According to an update by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry may be slated to return by the start of the playoffs, should he stick to a 10-week timeline from his Jones fracture injury.

The running back’s original timeline injury, first sustained during a Week 8 win against the Indianapolis Colts, scheduled Henry to return by January.

Per Rapoport’s update, “… rehab for the All-Pro rushing champion is going so well that Henry is in line to return for the playoffs if Tennessee makes it in — or potentially Week 18 if the Titans face a win-and-in situation.”

Adrian Peterson, Jeremy McNichols, D’Onta Foreman and Dontrell Hilliard have helped fill in the void during Henry’s absence.

“I know that he’ll be around our team as soon as he can,” announced coach Mike Vrabel. “I know that it’s important to him. I know that’ll be important to our team. We’ll have to move on without him in the short term.”

Henry ended his eight-week run with 937 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns.

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Written by Alejandro Avila

Alejandro Avila lives in Southern California and previously covered news for the LA Football Network. Guided by Kevin Harlan on one shoulder, Eli Manning on the other, Alejandro joins the OutKick community with an authentic passion for sports, pop culture, America, and episodes of Jeopardy!

 

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  1. You wonder what you’ll get out of him after sitting out this long from game action. With a surgically repaired. foot he can’t really keep his legs in great game shape while he’s out. I don’t think you’re going to see the 25-30 carry Henry if he comes back. We’ll see. The injury really sucks, because if Henry doesn’t get hurt this Titans team was the one to beat in the AFC for sure.

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