Turns out I think I am correct about Russell Hornsby (Hank). "Hornsby was nursing an injury to his Achilles tendon" when seen at a local gym in Oregon. I bet that was why his "vacation" seemed to be thrown in at the beginning and why they took great pains to no have him not walk in his one scene. I am worried that that sort of injury will take a while to heal and they will have to come up with a reason on the show as to why he is limping. My guess is that they either have him still on vacation the next few episodes, or he comes back from vacation nursing an injury.