Titans running again Derrick Henry advised reporters Wednesday that he was excited to return to the practice field in pads.
The All-Professional running again went by means of drills within the particular person intervals with Tennessee’s running backs on Tuesday whereas additionally taking contact from defensive gamers throughout these drills.
“I really feel nice,” Henry mentioned. “I simply wished to get some pads on, have not had them on shortly, get some contact moving into… it undoubtedly felt good.
“I am appreciative of all people that has helped me to come again.”
Henry underwent surgical procedure after he broke his foot in Week 8 towards the Colts, a recreation he entered because the NFL’s main rusher with 937 yards and 10 touchdowns. After the surgical procedure, Henry—who now has a big steel plate in his foot— mentioned he couldn’t drive for 5 weeks, so his girlfriend drove him to the power.
Along with his return to practice, Henry says his foot doesn’t really feel any totally different now than earlier than the damage. Nevertheless, when Henry was requested if he would play within the recreation towards Cincinnati on Saturday, he was unsure.
“We’ll see how the week goes,” Henry said.
Titans head coach Mike Vrabel did not give a timeline for Henry’s return on Tuesday, nor did he say whether or not Henry will play towards the Bengals, saying that the staff had to see how the running again reacted to contact in practice. NFL.com reported Tuesday that Henry is anticipated to be activated this week.
Henry has a 21-day window from Jan. 5 to return to the lively roster so as to be eligible to play within the postseason.
The 2015 Heisman Trophy winner completed within the high 10 within the NFL in dashing yards, dashing touchdowns and carries this season regardless of lacking 9 video games due to damage.
Henry is just the third participant because the league merger to lead the NFL in dashing yards per recreation for 3 straight seasons (minimal eight video games every season) becoming a member of Professional Soccer Corridor of Famer Earl Campbell (1978–80) and Ezekiel Elliott (2016–18).
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