Chargers tight end Hunter Henry has been one of the most talked about players ever since he went down with a torn ACL. With constant updates on him, everyone is curious to know if he will play again in 2018.
While there’s no official word on his status, Henry was seen running before Thursday night’s game against the Chiefs. He appears to be wearing a brace over the knee, and the running looks smooth with no signs of discomfort.
The last update we wrote about was in November when ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Los Angeles is ‘hopeful’ that he will be able to play in December. We are officially in that month, and the coaching staff hasn’t said anything on whether or not he will play this year.
Henry has remained on the physically unable to perform list (PUP) since May, and many are hopeful that he will return. In my opinion, I think they should let him rest for the remainder of the regular season and into the playoffs.
The Chargers have two proven tight ends in Virgil Green and Antonio Gates. They also possess a plethora of wide receivers for quarterback Philip Rivers to distribute the ball to. It would rather seem forced if they brought him back instead of having that time to recover.
Los Angeles will need Henry in the long run as their No. 1 TE, so it’s best that they shut it down and have him healthy for the beginning of the 2019 season.