How Derrick Henry reacted to Browns running back Nick Chubb's devastating injury
The Tennessee Titans will head to Cleveland this week to face a team reeling from an injury to its best and most dangerous offensive player. Browns running back Nick Chubb suffered a devastating knee injury that's expected to end his season during Monday night's loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. A four-time Pro Bowler who rushed for 1,525 yards and 12 touchdowns last season, Chubb has rushed for more than 1,000 yards in four-straight seasons and was a second-team All Pro honoree in 2022.
Titans running back Derrick Henry is friendly with Chubb; the two were both involved with getting a running backs group messaging thread going this offseason to try to rally the position together to create better negotiating conditions for running backs everywhere. After the injury, Henry took to X, the platform formerly called Twitter, and posted three broken heart emojis, two frowning faces and a crying face. Former Titans offensive linemen Taylor Lewan and Rodger Saffold also posted their support for Chubb, with Lewan sending thoughts and prayers and Saffold sending prayers and hoping for a speedy recovery.
The Titans (1-1) play at the Browns (1-1) on Sunday (noon, CBS). In a bizarre trend, this should be the third-straight week to start the season that the Titans don't face an opponent's No. 1 running back.
New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara was suspended for the teams' Week 1 matchup and Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler missed the teams' Week 2 matchup with an ankle injury. .