Chargers tight end Hunter Henry tears ACL during practice

LOS ANGELES (AP) Chargers tight end Hunter Henry tore an anterior cruciate ligament during practice, likely sidelining him for next season.

The team announced the injury on its Twitter account on Tuesday. It did not specify which knee or how the injury occurred.

Hunter, a second-round pick in 2016, had 45 receptions for 579 yards and four TDs last season for the Chargers, who finished 9-7. For his career, he has 81 catches for 1,057 yards and 12 touchdowns.

Hunter was expected to see a bigger role after the team decided not to bring back longtime star Antonio Gates.

The Chargers also signed tight end Virgil Green as a free agent from Denver last month.

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