Just when it seemed like Derrick Henry was getting his NFL career in gear, it appears as though the former Alabama running back could be sidelined for a bit.
The 2015 Heisman Trophy left his NFL game early on Sunday, citing a strained calf suffered during warmups of the Tennessee Titans’ loss to the San Diego Chargers.
According to TitansOnline.com’s Jim Wyatt, Henry had an MRI on that calf on Monday, which confirmed the injury. Per Titans coach Mike Mularkey, the injury could keep Henry out of action for as long as two weeks.
— Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) November 7, 2016
The injury comes on the heels of Henry’s best game as a professional player. During a Thursday night primetime win against Jacksonville in Week 8, Henry set career highs with 16 carries for 60 yards rushing and his first NFL touchdown.
Henry is off to a slow start to his rookie season after being selected in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Titans. Though it may have more to do with the effectiveness of fellow Titans RB DeMarco Murray, who has taken off with the starting role in what is also his first year in Tennessee.
Nine games into the Titans season, Henry has 221 yards rushing on 53 carries.
Henry won the Heisman Trophy and College Football Playoff national championship as a member of the Crimson Tide last season, rushing for a jaw-dropping 2,219 yards and 28 touchdowns on 395 carries.