Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry’s 2021 campaign may be ending prematurely. During Sunday’s 34-31 Titans victory over the Indianapolis Colts, Henry suffered a severe foot injury. ESPN is reporting that it may be a season-ender.
Henry will undergo an MRI today to assess the severity of the damage, but for now he is considered out indefinitely. The team may be looking to find another back to fill the void via trade. Adam Schefter provided a list of potential fits via Twitter.
“With the news of Titans’ RB Derrick Henry being out indefinitely, RBs that might be available via trade due to depth chart or team’s standing:
David Johnson/Philip Lindsay
Melvin Gordon (unlikely)
At the time of the injury, Derrick Henry was the NFL‘s leading rusher. He had gained 937 yards on the ground in 2021. That’s over 350 yards more than the next closest player. He also leads the league with ten rushing touchdowns.
Henry had 28 carries for 68 yards at the time of his injury. He was hurt in the first half of the team’s win over the Colts but did finish the game. Playing hurt has been a common theme among athletes recently.
The former Alabama running back has tallied 6,797 rushing yards along with 65 career touchdowns during his six-year career with the Titans. He led the league in rushing in 2019 and appeared to be cruising to another such title. Henry was the 2020 AP Offensive Player of the Year.
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