The start of Derrick Henry’s season is on hold.
The fourth-year running back is dealing with a lower leg injury and there is no timetable for his return, Titans coach Mike Vrabel told reporters Sunday.
Henry has yet to practice with the team during training camp and TitanInsider.com reported he was in a walking boot.
Still, the Titans are optimistic Henry’s setback isn’t severe, and NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported Sunday that he hears the issue is “minor” and should not be something that keeps him out for long.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 28, 2019
Henry, 25, was selected out of Alabama with the No. 45 pick of the 2016 draft. He is coming off a stellar season in which he had career-highs in rushing yards (1,059), carries (215) and touchdowns (12).
The Titans will likely lean on Dion Lewis to carry the workload in Henry’s absence considering the other rushers on the roster — Alex Barnes, Dalyn Dawkins, David Fluellen and Jeremy McNichols — have a combined 12 career attempts.