Chargers tight end Hunter Henry suffered serious knee injury in Week 1
Henry missed all of 2018 due to a torn ACL in his right knee.
While this injury is in a different leg, it obviously does not bode well for Henry’s NFL future. The early timetable for his return to the field is placed at four-to-six weeks.
Chargers have thought that TE Hunter Henry’s knee injury would sideline him 4-6 weeks, per source. https://t.co/OowiqnLOjh
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 11, 2019
Henry was impressive during the Chargers’ season-opening win, logging four catches for 60 yards. He was expected to be a major piece in Los Angeles’ offense this year, but now, it looks like he will end up on the shelf.
The 24-year-old, who played his collegiate football at the University of Arkansas, was originally selected by the Chargers in the second round (35th pick overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft.
He played in 15 games during his rookie campaign, catching 36 passes for 478 yards and eight touchdowns. Then, the following year, Henry appeared in 14 contests and hauled in 45 receptions for 579 yards and four scores.
More improvement from Henry was anticipated going into 2018, but he tore his ACL in May, knocking him out for the season.
The Chargers now find themselves suddenly limited in terms of weapons in the passing game, as they also lost wide receiver Tyrell Williams to the Oakland Raiders via free agency. Plus, running back Melvin Gordon, who is a solid pass-catcher out of the backfield, is holding out.
Los Angeles will now head on the road to take on the Detroit Lions in its Week 2 matchup on Sunday.