New England Patriots

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - DECEMBER 17: Hunter Henry #86 of the Los Angeles Chargers celebrates after scoring a 10 yard touchdown against the Las Vegas Raiders during the first half of the game at Allegiant Stadium on December 17, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Getty Images)

Patriots tight end Hunter Henry has never played a full season in five years in the NFL. So when he looks to have even the slightest injury, it’s worth noting.

However, Henry has reportedly escaped the day without anything to sound the alarms. After appearing to suffer an injury in his lower leg area, Henry has had merely a “scare,” according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.

Henry appeared to injure himself during a 7-on-7 drill, then had his ankle taped and tested it out, according to multiple reports. He didn’t return to practice after that.

Fortunately, it sounds like just a minor tweak, at most. But it’s also a small indicator of the way the Patriots may have to be careful with Henry, who missed all of 2018 with a torn ACL and sat for six games between 2019 and 2020.

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