Los Angeles Chargers tight end Hunter Henry has been placed on season-ending injured reserve with a lacerated kidney, the team announced on Tuesday.
Henry suffered the injury during last Saturday’s 30-13 loss the Kansas City Chiefs when defensive lineman Bennie Logan hit him on a blindside block after a fumble by running back Austin Ekeler.
Henry finished his second season with the Bolts totaling five catches for 579 receiving yards and four touchdowns.
The Chargers used the vacant roster spot created by Henry’s absence to add tackle Brett Boyko from the practice squad to the active roster.
With Henry out, veteran tight end Antonio Gates likely will resume his role as the team’s No. 1 pass-catching tight end.
The Chargers also have three other tight ends already on the active roster in Sean McGrath, Jeff Cumberland and Sean Culkin, so overall depth at the position should not be a concern.