Hunter Henry Injury Update Points to Return in Coming Weeks

CARSON, CA - DECEMBER 03:  Hunter Henry #86 of the Los Angeles Chargers reacts during the first half of the game against the Cleveland Browns at StubHub Center on December 3, 2017 in Carson, California.  (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
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Hunter Henry is one of the most talented tight ends in the NFL. Although, his career has been hampered by a variety of injuries.

The former John Mackey award winner (given to college football's top tight end) has missed 23 of a possible 53 regular-season games across his four-year career. While his performance in the offseason was generating a lot of buzz, a tibia plateau fracture has sidelined him since Week 1 of this season.

However, Henry reportedly practiced in a limited role today, which suggests he could be returning to the field soon.

He's likely still a long shot to suit up for Los Angeles' Week 6 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, but a potential return in Week 7 is certainly possible.

Fantasy owners should absolutely take note of this development, as Henry has been extremely productive whenever he's seen the field. He turned five targets into four receptions and 60 yards in Week 1 of this year, and racked up 579 yards while splitting time with Antonio Gates in his last healthy season (2017).

In fact, Henry is one of only nine tight ends in NFL history to have caught at least 12 TDs and racked up more than 1,000 yards over the first two years of their career.

If Henry does indeed return soon, he figures to be a major part of the Chargers' passing attack, as he was third on the team in targets in Week 1.

At just 47 percent owned in Yahoo! Fantasy Football leagues, Henry is absolutely worth a flier if he's available in your league.

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