Coach Anthony Lynn originally downplayed the severity of Henry's injury, per the Orange County Register, only to learn later of the disheartening diagnosis.
The loss of Henry is a crushing blow for a team that won six of seven to close out last season. With the 2016 second-round pick emerging as one of the NFL's top all-around tight ends, the Bolts had the look of a top-five offense. It's no coincidence that their record improved from 0-3 to 9-4 once Henry replaced a declining Antonio Gates in the starting lineup.
In other words, it might be time to put in a call to Gates one month after informing the future Hall of Famer that he's no longer in the team's plans. Gates, soon to turn 38, has expressed a desire to return for a 16th NFL season.