Derrick Henry could return to Tennessee Titans for Week 18 | Report

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Derrick Henry's return to the Tennessee Titans could be imminent.

Henry could return as soon as next week's regular-season finale at Houston and has been working out on his own, according to the CBS broadcast of Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins.

Henry, the NFL's top running back, hasn't played since suffering a fracture in the right metatarsal of his right foot in an Oct. 31 win over the Indianapolis Colts. He had surgery the following day.

"I'm told he has been working out at the Titans facility," CBS sideline reporter Melanie Collins said on the broadcast. "He was out on the practice field this week, doing some running with no limitations. He could return as early as next week, which would allow him to knock some rust off. But if the Titans can lock up a playoff spot here, it would give them some extra time. And, guys, what a scary thought for opposing teams, a rested and healthy Derrick Henry for the playoffs."

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Henry's return would come at the perfect time for the Titans, who beat the Dolphins 34-3 on Sunday to clinch the AFC South for the second straight season.

The Titans (11-5) enter next Sunday's regular-season finale at Houston holding the No. 1 seed for the playoffs. A win gives Tennessee homefield advantage through the AFC Championship game.

Henry's 937 yards rushing led the NFL through eight games at the time of his injury.

Chris Thomas is the South Region sports director of the USA Today Network. Contact him at cdthomas@gannett.com or follow him on Twitter @bychristhomas.

This article originally appeared on Nashville Tennessean: Derrick Henry could return to Tennessee Titans for Week 18

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