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Chargers place Hunter Henry on COVID-19 injured reserve in Week 16

The Los Angeles Chargers tight end has not practiced in the last two days, ahead of the team’s matchup against the Denver Broncos on Sunday.

Los Angeles Chargers tight end Hunter Henry (86) reacts after making a catch against the Las Vegas Raiders during the first half at Allegiant Stadium. Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Thursday update: The Chargers placed Hunter Henry on the COVID-19 IR list on Thursday, which likely means he is out for Sunday’s Week 16 game.

Los Angeles Chargers veteran tight end Hunter Henry did not practice for the second consecutive day because of an illness, per Jeff Miller of the Los Angeles Times. It is too early to rule out Henry for Sunday, but worth monitoring as the week progresses. The Chargers are also without top wide receiver Keenan Allen, who did not practice due to a hamstring injury.

If Henry can not play against the Broncos, then we could see increased snaps for backup tight end Donald Parham. This season, Henry has been a solid top-10/top-15 tight end option in fantasy football. In 14 games, Henry has 60 receptions (93 targets) for 613 yards and four touchdowns.

Last week against the Las Vegas Raiders, the 26-year-old tight end scored his first touchdown since Week 11 against the New York Jets. He produced five receptions (seven targets) for 65 yards. Henry also recorded his highest-scoring fantasy performance this season at 12.5 points.