Chargers’ Keenan Allen injures knee as well
Another Chargers wide receiver suffered another knee injury as Keenan Allen had to leave practice after injuring his knee on Tuesday.
The rookie, Allen, was the third Chargers receiver to fall to a knee injury during training camp. Danario Alexander is likely out for the year after tearing his right ACL about a week ago, and Malcom Floyd injured his knee on Monday which is still being evaluated.
The Chargers are still determining if Allen’s injury has any connection to his PCL injury that cut his 2012 season at Cal short, according to U-T San Diego. Allen had quickly moved up the depth chart due to the injuries to Alexander and Floyd, and was expected to be relied heavily on this season given the circumstances.
Now the Chargers will have to wait and see just how severe of an injury their third-round draft pick has suffered, and hope it doesn’t hinder his development, says SBNation. Vincent Brown and Eddie Royal are likely going to be the two starting wide receivers for the Chargers on September 9 against Houston, but the picture behind them is getting blurrier by the day for the Chargers coaching staff.
On the bright side, with three wide receivers injured, veteran and oft-injured tight end Antonio Gates looked good in practice for the Chargers, scoring three touchdowns over the course of four plays.