Chargers tight end Hunter Henry will spend today's game watching, his miraculous return from ACL surgery put on hold for at least a week. Henry was not activated Saturday before the deadline so he's not on the active roster, but he is likely to be activated before the final deadline on Monday if Los Angeles advances.
But being on the sidelines for Sunday's Wild Card Weekend game against the Ravens doesn't take away from what Henry has done since the freak injury during a May practice.
"He's doing really well, but after conversations with our medical people, the decision was made to hold him out and it's just week-to-week from here," Chargers general manager Tom Telesco told NFL.com on Saturday night.
"I want every doctor to be 100 percent. He's perfect. He'll be ready to roll. He's not quite there yet. He hasn't had any setbacks. It's just, seeing where he is, we figured it was best to hold him back."
Playing in the playoffs has always been the goal for Henry, though it must've seemed like ages away when he suffered the non-contact injury. That served as the carrot at the end of the stick as he attacked his rehab.