Los Angeles Chargers tight end Hunter Henry has missed the entire 2018 campaign with a torn ACL, but he might be back on the field for the playoffs.
In an interview with XTRA 1360, Chargers general manager Tom Telesco said that Henry could play as soon as the Wild Card Round.
Hunter suffered the torn ACL in May, so this would be a pretty quick return from a serious injury. However, it has been done before, particularly on the Chargers.
Back in 2013, Chargers defensive end Melvin Ingram tore his ACL in May and ended up returning for the team’s final four games of the regular season.
Henry, who played his collegiate football at the University of Arkansas, was originally selected by the Bolts in the second round (35th pick overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft.
He played in 15 games during his rookie campaign, hauling in 36 receptions for 478 yards and eight touchdowns. Then, last year, Henry caught 45 passes for 579 yards and four scores.
The Chargers are coming off of a tough loss to the Baltimore Ravens, missing out on an opportunity to grab first place in the AFC West division.
They will come into play this Sunday on the road against the Denver Broncos with a record of 11-4, and while they already have a playoff berth locked up, they can still win the AFC West with a win and a Kansas City Chiefs loss to the Oakland Raiders.
Should that scenario occur, Los Angeles would not only win the AFC West, but it would also earn the No. 1 seed in the AFC.