Derrick Henry excited to be back playing football

Derrick Henry spoke to the media Wednesday for the first time since undergoing surgery on his right foot in November, and sounds like a man ready to help the Tennessee Titans in the playoffs on Saturday.

“Going to work every day and going out to play on Sundays each and every week, I definitely missed that, and I’m just happy to be back. I’m appreciative to everybody that helped me be able to come back and contribute during the playoffs, and I’m just happy to be back playing football,” Henry said.

The Titans are scheduled to host the Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. CST, and having Henry back after a two-and-a-half month absence could be a big boost for Tennessee.

Henry has been practicing for two weeks now, and is expected to be activated from injured reserve by Friday onto the 53-man roster. Henry, who had surgery to repair a fifth metatarsal bone fracture in his right foot, pronounced himself good to go.

“I feel good. I have a big steel plate in my foot. That’s the only difference between my left foot and my right foot, but I feel good. I haven’t really done anything in like two-and-a-half months,and I just want to get back out there and get acclimated to everything and get back to being me,” Henry said.

Henry said he had never had any sort of injury that sidelined him before and that he…

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