Hunter Henry is expected to make his season debut Sunday.
The Chargers tight end has missed the entire regular season after tearing his ACL in May but is expected to join the team in practice and, according to a report from ESPN, will see playing time against the Ravens during the wild-card weekend.
Coach Lynn says Hunter Henry will take reps with the first-team offense in practice this week.
— Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) December 31, 2018
The report cited unidentified league sources.
Henry, 24, was getting ready to enter his third season with the Chargers before the injury. The Chargers team selected Henry in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft. In his rookie year, he scored the second-most touchdowns (eight) by a first-year tight end in the last decade — behind only the Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski — and scored the fifth-most touchdowns by a rookie in his position in league history.
Henry finished the 2017 season with 45 receptions for 579 yards and four touchdowns. He battled a knee injury and lacerated kidney in the final month of that year’s regular season.