NASHVILLE – All-star running back Derrick Henry must undergo a battery of tests to assess the severity of his right foot injury and his season could be over as a result, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press.
Henry was examined Monday after contributing to the Titans’ 34-31 overtime victory over the Indianapolis Colts, according to the source who requested anonymity since the Tennessee team has still not commented on the information. Titans head coach Mike Vrabel is due to meet reporters late Monday afternoon.
The ESPN.com website was the first to report on the severity of Henry’s injury.
The two-time NFL top running back quickly walked to his team’s bench on Sunday to remove his shoe, before returning to the fray. Henry concluded the game with 28 carries for 68 yards, averaging 2.4 yards per attempt – his worst this season. He took part in 54 of the Titans’ 73 offensive games.
Henry did not speak to members of the media after the game.
He leads the NFL with 937 yards so far and 10 touchdowns. He also leads the league with 219 races, far ahead of his closest pursuer Joe Mixon of the Cincinnati Bengals at 137.
The Titans (6-2) currently sit at the top of the American Association, and have a four-game winning streak.