Henry was still feeling sore after Buffalo's 16-15 loss, and
said he isn't sure whether he'll practice when the team resumes
training camp on Monday.
"It's not good, but it couldn't have happened at a better time
considering it's still the preseason," Henry said.
Henry was hurt 10 minutes into the second quarter as he was
preparing to catch a pass. He took a hard hit and was knocked over
by Titans linebacker Keith Bulluck. In breaking up the play at the
Titans 20, Bulluck hit Henry high under his left arm, sending him
Henry lay on the field for a few minutes before being helped up
by a Bills trainer. Henry slowly walked off and was escorted to a
cart on the sideline and was then driven to the locker room.
X-rays were negative, and Henry said he was hurt when he hit the
He said the pain is in the same spot as where he tore rib
cartilage in the third week of last season. Henry missed only one
game, electing to play through the pain.
"It's not nearly as bad," Henry said. "I'm breathing a lot
better and moving around a lot better. It's a little sore ... but I
think it's going to be OK."
Henry was having a strong game, with seven carries for 27 yards
and a 3-yard reception.
Drew Bledsoe took the blame for putting Henry in an awkward
position, by forcing the pass into him after Bledsoe was pressured
out of the pocket.
"I probably should've given him the ball a little sooner.
Either that, or taking it and running myself," Bledsoe said.
Backup Willis McGahee took over, finishing with 11 carries for
28 yards, including a 3-yard touchdown.
The injury comes at a time when there is plenty of attention on
the Bills' running backs. The Associated Press, citing a source
close to McGahee, reported Friday that the player has asked to be
traded if he is not the starter on opening day.
Bills president Tom Donahoe denied the report in an impromptu
news conference in the press box just before game time.
Henry is a three-year starter for the Bills. He is coming off
his second straight season of 1,300 yards rushing. McGahee,
selected 23rd overall in the 2003 draft, is enjoying a strong
training camp after missing all of last season recovering from
reconstructive surgery on his left knee.
Henry hasn't been entirely happy either. He's said he
doesn't want to be the backup, adding that he expects one of them
to be traded after the end of the season.
"I've pretty much said what I've had to say about the whole
situation," Henry said. "You all will have to ask Willis about