Henry was placed on injured reserve midway through December with a minor laceration of his kidney, which left him sidelined for the final two games of the regular season. However, it doesn't look like the injury will affect the tight end's status for any upcoming offseason work. Expect Henry, who posted 45 receptions for 579 yards and four touchdowns in 2017, to be fully healthy as the Chargers' No. 1 tight end at the start of the season.
Henry was placed on IR with a small laceration on his kidney, which he suffered in Saturday night's loss to the Chiefs. His season comes to an end after 14 contests in which he recorded 45 receptions for 579 yards and four touchdowns. Look for the Chargers to deploy some combination of Antonio Gates, Jeff Cumberland and Sean McGrath for the final two games of the regular season as they fight to stay in the playoff hunt.
Henry has been diagnosed with a minor laceration of his kidney, putting his status up in the air for the final two weeks of the season, Jack Wang of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
While it isn't quite clear when he was injured, Henry didn't make any appearances in the box score after the opening drive of the second half in Saturday's 30-13 loss to the Chiefs. He finished the night with only three catches for 28 yards on three targets, falling shy of four catches and 50 yards for the first time since Week 11. Should Henry end up missing Sunday's game against the Jets, his usual role likely would be filled by some combination of Antonio Gates, Jeff Cumberland and Sean McGrath. The Chargers do still have a slim shot to reach the playoffs, but internal injuries aren't to be treated lightly in any scenario.
Henry suffered an undisclosed injury during Saturday's loss to the Chiefs, Chris Wesseling of NFL.com reports.
Henry did catch all three of his targets, but they ended up being for an empty 28 yards, and Antonio Gates ended up with the Chargers' only receiving score. More to follow on Henry's status for next week's must-win game against the Jets, but at least he'll have an extra day to recover.
Henry (calf) returned to a full practice Wednesday.
Henry is thus on track to suit up Saturday against the Chiefs. He's established himself as a more reliable high-end option at tight end over his last three outings, hauling in 16 passes (on 20 targets) for 207 yards and two scores.
|2016||San Diego Chargers||15||10||36||478||13.3||59||8||7||1||30|
|2017||Los Angeles Chargers||14||13||45||579||12.9||34||4||8||0||32|
|2016||San Diego Chargers||15||1||10||10.0||10||0||0|
|2017||Los Angeles Chargers||14||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2016||San Diego Chargers||15||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2017||Los Angeles Chargers||14||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2016||San Diego Chargers||15||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||Los Angeles Chargers||14||0||0||0||1||0||0||1||0|