Derrick Henry suffered a Jones fracture in the Titans’ Week Eight win over the Colts, reminding the NFL universe that he is a mere mortal. While King Henry gets plenty of praise for his production, his toughness isn’t talked about as much as it should be.
Dallas Cowboys WR James Washington was carted off the field at training camp Monday afternoon. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the team fears a Jones fracture for the Cowboys’ newcomer.
Cowboys are concerned that veteran WR James Washington suffered a Jones fracture in his foot today, per source. Washington was carted off and is undergoing additional testing.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 1, 2022
Washington stands at five-foot-eleven, weighing 210 pounds which isn’t a particularly heavy load to bear on the injured foot. Though teams take ultimate precautions when it comes to injuries in camp, carting Washington off the practice field makes Henry look even more impressive.
Let’s rewind back to that fateful day in Indianapolis when the Titans would find out after the game that Henry was expected to miss significant time due to his foot injury.
Henry’s injury occurred on his second carry of the game, but the Titans’ workhorse wouldn’t need a cart to take him to the locker room. Instead, Henry toted the ball 26 more times en route to a thrilling 34-31 win in overtime.
The concern on Titans’ RB Derrick Henry is a jones fracture that would require surgery and end his season, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 1, 2021
Henry would eventually make his return in the Titans’ AFC Divisional Round loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.
The reason for pointing out Washington’s size was because Henry managed to continue playing with his six-foot-three, and nearly 250-pound frame. Talk about toughness.
Henry was on pace for 465 carries before his regular season was cut short due to injury last season. When healthy, the King’s workload is unmatched.
Henry is looking healthy as footage continues to emerge from Titans training camp. The star running back will aim to make up for lost time as his productivity will likely determine the Titans’ postseason status in the upcoming season.
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