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Titans close to limiting Derrick Henry’s snaps vs. Colts

Derrick Henry, Titans

By Week 13 of the regular season, it should come as no surprise to see any player pop-up on the injury report, even those who were healthy days before. For the Tennessee Titans, it’s their star running back Derrick Henry, who showed up on Wednesday’s injury report with a hamstring injury.

On a Thursday, Thanksgiving day practice, Titans head coach Mike Vrabel stated that the team will see how it goes with Henry at practice. He alluded to the practice depicting his snap count for Sunday’s divisional bout with the Indianapolis Colts.

“You get to this point in the season and you’re trying to get the guys you really rely on to the game,” Vrabel said on Thursday, via Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk. “That’s a fine line of practicing and getting the things in that you need to get done and also getting those guys rested for a physical football game.”

Henry did not appear to suffer any injuries in Week 12’s 42-20 trouncing of the Jacksonville Jaguars. He ran for 159 yards and a pair of third-quarter touchdowns on 19 carries, good for 8.4 yards per attempt. Nonetheless, he could be on a pitch count come Sunday.

Though dealing with a hamstring injury, Henry is not slated to miss Sunday’s tilt. He has not missed a game since his rookie season.

Henry needs just nine yards to accomplish his second-straight 1,000-yard season and 69 to pass his career-high. He is currently on pace to rush for 1,441 yards, and 15 touchdowns on 300 carries — all blowing past career-highs out of the water.