Rams Await as Titans Fear Derrick Henry’s Injury Could End Season: Report

Derrick Henry

Getty Derrick Henry could be out of the lineup against the Rams on Sunday due to a foot injury that will require an MRI.

The Sunday, November 7 battle between the Los Angeles Rams and Tennessee Titans was supposed to come with loads of hype and anticipation: Battle of aspiring contenders and the League’s top running back Derrick Henry facing the Rams’ defense.

But now, there could be no Henry at SoFi Stadium.

Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter on the morning of Monday, November 1, Henry is facing a potential season-ending foot injury he suffered during the Titans’ 34-31 victory over the Indianapolis Colts.

Also, the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that the reaction from the Titans’ side and those close to Henry “is not good” during his appearance on “Good Morning Football.”

Could Titans Have New RB for Rams Game?

Via Schefter, the Titans originally considered to use the trade deadline to make one final move due to Henry’s status.

Among the notable names Schefter mentioned: Rashaad Penny and Tevin Coleman.

However, the Titans will now turn to a veteran workhorse and a man who knows a thing or two about leading the league in rushing: Adrian Peterson.

The move was swiftly made on Monday afternoon, with Peterson heading first to the practice squad before getting activated for Sunday.

Henry Was Nearing 1,000 Yards

Henry was well on his way to eclipsing the 1,000-yard mark before Monday’s news. He led the NFL with 937 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns. He was averaging 117.12 yards per game and 4.3 yards per carry.

A healthy Henry would have pitted him against the likes of Aaron Donald, former AFC South rival Jalen Ramsey, Leonard Floyd and the Rams’ top defensive performer Ernest Jones — who earned the game ball from head coach Sean McVay after leading the team in tackles and intercepting a pass following the Rams’ 38-22 rout of the Houston Texans on Sunday.

Henry had 8 carries for 25 yards during the December 2017 meeting against the Rams that was won by L.A. 27-23.

This story will be updated.

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