COSTA MESA, Calif. — Los Angeles Chargers tight end Hunter Henry has once again been bit by the injury bug, suffering a tibia plateau fracture to his left knee during Sunday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts, the team announced Wednesday.
The Chargers expect Henry will miss four to six weeks, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. No official timetable has been given for his return, and the team will continue to evaluate the injury.
Henry suffered the injury when a defender hit him in the legs to bring him down during the second half of the Chargers’ 30-24 victory against the Colts. Henry eventually returned to the game, playing 55 of 59 snaps in Week 1.
The 2016 second-round pick out of Arkansas has battled injuries throughout his career with the Chargers. He missed all of the 2018 regular season with a torn ACL, playing just 14 snaps in the AFC Divisional playoff loss to the New England Patriots.
Henry also suffered a lacerated kidney that forced him to miss the last two games of the 2017 season. He also missed a game his rookie season due to a knee injury.
Despite the injuries, Henry leads the Chargers with 12 touchdown receptions since the start of the 2016 season.
Antonio Gates also remains available and has not ruled out a potential return to the field. The Chargers signed Gates right before the season began last season due to Henry’s ACL injury.