- Michael Gehlken confirms that the concern for Allen right now is that he has an ACL tear.
- Ian Rapoport reports that initial tests have led to the belief that Allen suffered a “major knee injury.” Rapoport adds that the Chargers suspect an ACL tear for Allen.
Chargers WR Keenan Allen was carted off the field on Sunday with what looked like a right knee injury.
Here’s video of the injury sustained by Allen:
— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) September 11, 2016
This would be a terrible loss of the Chargers’ defense, as Allen is clearly one of their best offensive weapons.
Allen, 24, was taken in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Chargers. He was in the final year of his four-year, $2.81 million rookie contract when the Chargers signed him to a four-year, $45 million extension that included $20 million guaranteed.
In 2015, Allen was limited to appearing in eight games due to a lacerated kidney he suffered midseason. He finished the year catching 67 passes for 725 yards receiving and four touchdowns.
We’ll have more regarding the severity of Allen’s injury as the news is available.