Sports Media

Hunter Henry Tears ACL, Out For 2018-2019 Season

Hunter Henry

(Harry How/Getty Images)

Hunter Henry
Hunter Henry will miss the 2018-2019 season after he tore his ACL in team OTA’s (Harry How/Getty Images)

The Los Angeles Chargers suffered a huge blow before they even began training camp. Tight end Hunter Henry was supposed to be the next great Charger tight end. LA believed in him so much that they decided not to bring back one of the greatest players in franchise history, Antonio Gates. The team received the worst of news opening up OTA’s where Henry went down with a knee injury that will subsequently end his season.

Adam Schefter of ESPN was the first to report the news:

Henry, 23, was a second-round pick from the University of Arkansas back in 2016. The team has really groomed him under Antonio Gates. In limited playing time the past two years, Henry notched 81 receptions, 1,057 yards, and 11 touchdowns over his career. Henry was really supposed to breakout as the main option this upcoming season but obviously will not contribute this year after tearing his ACL.

The Chargers are really desperate at tight end now. Virgil Green is really the only option on the roster at the moment. LA really should consider re-signing Antonio Gates because Green isn’t going to get it down for a team that really has a loaded roster. Green is really only known for his in-line blocking. Gates didn’t have the best year because he’s long in the tooth but could produce if he’s the only pass-catching tight end option.

AFC West 2018 NFL Draft Grades: Raiders Gamble Big, Chiefs Lose

Keenan Allen, Mike Williams, and Tyrell Williams will have to take a bigger load of the offense. Melvin Gordon and Danny Woodhead can also take some pressure off franchise quarterback Philip Rivers in the receiving game as well. The Chargers have big expectations coming into this season after making the playoffs despite starting out the previous season at 0-4.



Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Popular Past Stories

Trey Daubert / MLB / November 29, 2019

Zack Wheeler Is The Free Agent Starter You Want

James Herrick / UFC / December 8, 2022

Paddy Pimblett: The Most Overrated Fighter in the UFC

Trey Daubert / NFL, NFL Draft / April 2, 2022

George Pickens 2022 NFL Draft Profile

recommended stories

Bocadillo Arepas Montreal

Bocadillo Has The Best Arepas In Montreal

Bocadillo Has The Best Arepas In Montreal Bocadillo is a small Venezuelan shop located in Montreal, Canada, in Plateau. They…

Read More
Zach Ertz

Arizona Cardinals Release Zach Ertz

Arizona Cardinals Release Zach Ertz The Arizona Cardinals have granted Zach Ertz’s request to be released, NFL All-Pro J.J. Watt…

Read More
Paige VanZant OnlyFans

Paige VanZant: Taylor Swift, Travis Kelce relationship is ‘fake’

Paige VanZant: Taylor Swift, Travis Kelce relationship is ‘fake’ Paige VanZant has a hot take on Taylor Swift and Travis…

Read More
PFL Bellator

PFL Extends Media Rights Deal With ESPN

PFL Extends Media Rights Deal With ESPN The Professional Fighters League (PFL) has agreed to a multimedia rights extension with…

Read More