The Los Angeles Chargers appear to have suffered yet another major injury, as their star tight end is now expected to miss some time.
On Wednesday, Ian Rapoport reported that Hunter Henry suffered a tibia plateau fracture to his left knee during the season opener against the Indianapolis Colts. James Palmer followed up by saying that Henry will continue to be evaluated, and that the timeframe for his return has not yet been determined.
The Chargers have not announced that Henry has been moved to injured reserve just yet, which means that he could potentially return this season. Adam Schefter reports that Los Angeles initially hoped that this injury would only sideline Henry for four to six weeks, but still, CBS Sports Senior Editor Chris Towers brought up that this is a similar injury to the one Houston Texans pass rusher J.J. Watt suffered in 2017, and that it cost him the entire season. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers also suffered a similar injury in Week 1 last year, but was able to play out the season. It would be hard to determine a recovery timetable without knowing just how severe the injury is in Henry’s case.