Titans Head Coach Mike Vrabel confirmed Monday that running back Derrick Henry will have surgery Tuesday on his right foot which was injured during a 34-31 overtime win in Indianapolis Sunday.
Vrabel said the team is not putting a timeline on when Henry will return but NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport is reporting that Henry could miss six to ten weeks.
“If anybody can come back, it would be Derrick,” Vrabel said. “Whenever that is that’s when it’ll be. I know that he’ll be around our team as soon as he can. I know that’s important to him. I know that’ll be important to our team. We will have to move on. We’ll have to move on unfortunately without him here in the short term and not look back.”
The two-time rushing champ and 2020 AP Offensive Player of the Year is again leading the NFL with 937 yards and 10 touchdowns. He was limited to just 68 yards Sunday vs the Colts.
Henry went to the bench with 6:03 left in the first quarter of Sunday’s game and was shown on TV with his shoe off talking with trainers. Henry returned to the game and played 54 of the Titans 73 offensive snaps. He did not participate in the postgame media session.
A source told ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler that the Titans are expected to meet with free agent running back Adrian Peterson to help fill in for Henry during the Injury.