Titans fans will feel mixed emotions about this Derrick Henry update

Derrick Henry, the star running back for the Tennessee Titans, will not be returning before the playoffs.

This weekend promises to be a major one for the Tennessee Titans. They can clinch the AFC top seed and home field advantage in the playoffs if they defeat the Houston Texans Sunday. However, they won’t be able to get a large portion of their offense back until then.

On Saturday, the Titans announced Derrick Henry, the Titans’ star running back was ineligible for the Week 18 game against the Texans. Henry was selected to be returned from the injured reserve this Wednesday.

Titans: Derrick Henry won’t return before the playoffs

The Titans are not in doom and gloom, even though Henry was not activated to play in the final regular-season episode. ESPN’s Turron Davenport reportsThe Titans expect Henry to be back for the playoffs. They would be the top seed in conference and Henry would have an extra week to reach 100 percent for the Divisional Round if they do.

After suffering a Jones fracture, Henry has been out of action since Week 8. That was supposed to take a huge hit to Tennessee’s playoff chances. They are poised to win home field advantage in the playoffs, going 5-3 since Henry was out.

Henry ran for 937 yard and 10 touchdowns in his first eight games. In addition, he caught 18-of-20 targets for an additional 154 yard.

Henry may not be in uniform at the end of the regular-season, but he is making preparations for his return to the postseason.