It’s another season, another injury for Los Angeles Chargers tight end Hunter Henry in 2019.
The fourth-year tight end out of the University of Arkansas is set to miss 4-6 weeks with a tibial plateau fracture in his left knee after being hit in the legs during the Chargers’ Week 1 opener against the Indianapolis Colts.
Despite suffering the injury in the second half of the game, he remained in the game and even played in overtime in Los Angeles’s win.
Henry missed the entire 2018 season with a torn ACL after 3 games in his first two seasons with a lacerated kidney and a knee injury, limiting his effectiveness.
The big target has been a great weapon for the Chargers when healthy. He was named to the PFWA All-Rookie Team back in 2016 after catching 36 passes for 478 yards and 8 touchdowns in his first year.
Henry had a good game on Sunday, catching 4 balls for 60 yards in LA’s win. The 24-year-old is one of quarterback Philip Rivers’s top targets, and his loss with surely be missed until his eventual return.
If the initial 4-6 week estimate holds, Henry could return as soon as Week 6 against the Pittsburgh Steelers on October 13th.