Henderson had been on the verge of winning a roster spot over Brandon Wilson at safety prior to the injury, too. An undrafted rookie, Henderson would likely settle for an injury settlement or sign to the practice squad if this injury is as serious as it looks.
Henderson sustained a ribs injury in Thursday's preseason contest against the Bears, Jay Morrison of the Cox Media Group reports.
Henderson is on the bubble for a roster spot, so any extended absence could seriously hurt his chances of making the Bengals 53-man squad. The rookie recorded two solo tackles before leaving the game.