How Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry's foot injury went down vs. the Colts: A full timeline
Here is a timeline detailing the foot injury Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry suffered in Sunday's game against the Indianapolis Colts.
Walking gimpy: In the first quarter on the Titans' second offensive drive, Henry left the game walking gingerly and had the cleat on his right foot removed after reaching the sideline.
Medical attention: Trainers spent time evaluating Henry's foot. He then returned to the game on the Titans' next offensive drive. Coach Mike Vrabel said Monday internally he considered shutting Henry down at that point but Henry said he wanted to return. Vrabel said he allowed Henry leeway in making that decision because Henry has earned it.
Next series: Henry was back on the field for the Titans' third offensive series and carried for a 1-yard gain on the first play. He also had carries for 4, 1, 2 and 5 yards on the series, which ended with Ryan Tannehill throwing a 6-yard touchdown pass to tight end Geoff Swaim.
Henry's day: Henry finished the game with 28 carries for 68 yards. He came into the game averaging 23.8 carries and 108.6 yards.
After the game: Vrabel was told after the game Henry's foot was injured and further attention would be required. It was reported Monday that an MRI confirmed Henry had suffered a Jones fracture, which is a fracture on the bone of the fifth metatarsal.
Surgery: Vrabel announced Henry would undergo surgery Tuesday morning. Vrabel did not provide a timeline for Henry's possible return. He would not comment on speculation that Henry could be back in as little at eight weeks, but did say he would rejoin the team as soon as possible even if he is unable to play. In the meantime Vrabel said the Titans would have to move on and not look back.
Going forward: The Titans will not change their style of play with Henry out of the lineup. Vrabel said they would continue to run the ball relying on the running backs who are still available or who may be acquired.
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