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Patriots tight end Hunter Henry at 2021 training camp. (Courtesy New England Patriots)

Patriots tight end Hunter Henry left Sunday’s training camp practice early with what was described as a shoulder injury. It appears that injury could cause him to miss “a couple of weeks,” according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Schefter added that Henry’s injury is “not serious,” although it was reported he underwent a precautionary MRI on Monday. Speaking with the media Tuesday morning, Belichick described Henry’s status as “day-to-day.”

Belichick also noted that Henry’s presence during all the spring practices as well as his start to training camp should help make sure he doesn’t fall too far behind when he’s off the field. “Hunter has participated in everything he’s been able to do since he’s been here. He’s gained a lot of experience,” Belichick said. “Hunter’s a smart guy…He’ll continue to make progress.”

Henry’s absence should mean increased opportunities for some of the Patriots’ depth tight ends. Matt LaCosse and Devin Asiasi, the latter of who was just activated from COVID-IR, are at the top of that list.

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