Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry to undergo foot surgery; no timetable for return

Ryan Clark and Rex Ryan explain the importance of Derrick Henry's injury to the Titans' season. (1:04).
NASHVILLE (Tenn.) -- Derrick Henry, the NFL's leading rusher, will undergo surgery Tuesday morning to repair his right foot. Coach Mike Vrabel stated that Tennessee Titans do not have a timetable for Henry's return.

Henry was tested Monday to determine the extent of his injury following Sunday's 34-31 overtime victory in Indianapolis.

Vrabel stated that he believes Henry will do all he can to help the Titans (6-2).

Vrabel stated, "Whenever that's, that's when he'll be." "I know he will be with our team as soon and as possible. That's what I know is important to him. This will be important for our team, I'm sure. We'll have to move on. Unfortunately, he is not here for the long term so we will have to continue on without him.

Two-time NFL rushing champion, he was called to the bench during Sunday's game. After 6 minutes, 3 second left in the first quarter, he was seen on TV talking to trainers and taking off his right shoe. Henry had 28 carries for 68 yards, a 2.4-yard average and was the lowest player this season. He was involved in 54 of the 73 offensive plays.

After the game, the 2020 AP NFL Offensive player of the year did not speak to reporters.

King Henry rules the backfield. Since 2019, when Derrick Henry won his first back-to-back rushing titles in the NFL, Henry has been the best running back. He accounts for 79.3% the Titans' total rushing yards and is currently on pace for 1,991 yards. NFL rank Rush yards 4,504 1st Rush TD 43 1st Rush YAC 2,020 1st 50-yard rushes 7 1st -- ESPN Stats & Information

Henry is the NFL's leading rusher with 937 yards and 10 touchdowns. Henry also leads the NFL with 937 yards rushing and 10 touchdowns. He has 219 rushes in league, which is more than Joe Mixon from Cincinnati (137).

Henry, who has won four consecutively, is the main reason that the Titans have the AFC's best record.

Vrabel stated, "If anyone can come back it would be Derrick."

Ryan Tannehill was able to throw three touchdown passes against the Colts Sunday, bringing his total of 10 passing touchdowns this season. Henry ran for 10 touchdowns in the first seven games.

The Titans will visit the Los Angeles Rams (7-1), Sunday night.

Henry was the eighth NFL player to run for more than 2,000 yards in a single season. He ran 2,027 yards over 378 carries, a career record. Henry, a 2015 Heisman Trophy winner who was also a two-time Pro Bowl running back, had 386 carries during the 2019 season and playoffs.

With an average of 147.6 yards, the Titans rank fourth in the NFL for rushing yards per match. They are second in possession time per match, averaging 32 minutes and 49 seconds.

Last week, the Titans put backup running back Darrynton Ewing on injured reserve. He was unable to play due to a knee injury.

Running backs Jeremy McNichols (Titans) and Dontrell Hilliard (Titans) are also on the roster.

Adrian Peterson, 36 (who is fifth on the league’s career rushing lists), is currently in Nashville to meet the Titans and possibly fill Henry's void.

This report used information from The Associated Press.