That was a disappointment for all parties, as Henry was performing well at Blackburn, but Sullivan's words today should boost Gary Bowyer's side.
Bowyer has made no secret of his desire to re-sign the Canadian defender for next term, and it seems that West Ham would be open to the move.
“If he’s ready for the Premier League then he could get a chance, otherwise it might be that he goes out on loan again to gain more experience," he said.
West Ham already have a number of defensive options, with the likes of Winston Reid, James Tomkins and James Collins all ahead of Henry in the pecking order and therefore the powerful defender's chances of breaking through in the near future seem slim.
It means that the likelihood is that Blackburn could be in luck if they do continue their pursuit of the 21-year-old.
If Henry does leave on loan again he will be hoping to pick up where he left off, because his initial impression in English football has been a very positive one.