August 14, 2022

For Titans’ Derrick Henry, injury put him on road to Super Bowl

Bobby Ramsay was nervous to reach out to Derrick Henry. 

From a sports bar in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, he watched the Tennessee Titans running back suffer and play through what he thought was an insignificant foot injury against the Colts on Oct. 31, only to see reports the next day suggest he could be out at least eight weeks. 

Ramsay remembered how upset Henry was after breaking his leg ahead of his freshman season at the University of Alabama. How would he handle what appeared to be another serious injury? 

Ramsay decided he’d let the dust settle; wait a day before sending the text.   

When Ramsay did reach out, he was impressed. 

“I was put at ease by his mindset,” Ramsay, Henry’s coach at Yulee High School in Florida, told The Tennessean. “I felt like, ‘OK, I don’t need to check on him a ton. He’s good. He’s going to get himself ready to go. He’s taking this like a pro.’”