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Titans RB Derrick Henry Feels Good, Ready for MNF vs the Dolphins


NASHVILLE – Derrick Henry is feeling good, and he'll be ready to go on Monday night against the Miami Dolphins.

A few days ago, that was in question when the Titans running back left Sunday's game against the Colts with concussion symptoms.

"I guess (trainers and doctors) saw something that they felt like I couldn't return," Henry said on Thursday. "I felt fine – just took a helmet-to-helmet hit and they saw enough where I couldn't go back in. I wanted to go back in – it was hard to watch – but I have to respect their decision.

"I can't fight it – it's their decision, it's their call. It sucks, but you have to respect it. I wanted to go out there and continue to play and help us win, but they felt different. … I think the league is trying to be cautious with head injuries, which I respect. It's all about player safety."

With 11:34 remaining in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game against the Colts, Henry landed hard on his facemask after being hit by a Colts defender.

Henry was removed from the contest, and he headed to the team's locker room at Nissan Stadium because he was being evaluated for a concussion.

Earlier in the week, Titans Coach Mike Vrabel said Henry was checked by trainers, and they deemed him not able to return. Henry ran for 102 yards and two touchdowns before leaving the contest.

On Monday, however, Henry was feeling good, with no symptoms.

Henry took part in the team's walk-through on Wednesday, and he's on track to play in Monday night's game against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium.

On Thursday, Henry said he's still feeling fine.

"I feel good," Henry said. "I just got hit in the head, got my bell rung a little bit. You just get back up and shake it off."

In 12 games this season, Henry has 841 yards and eight touchdowns, with a 4.3-yard average per carry.

Henry knows the challenge on Monday night against the Dolphins.

"They have an aggressive defense, penetrating linebackers, and obviously an experienced secondary," Henry said. "They are solid all the way around. They play fast, and they are physical. They have playmakers all over the field. We have to be locked in this week, like every week, to give ourselves a chance."

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