Keenan Allen, one of the key stars for the San Diego Chargers, is out for the season with a knee injury. Allen was injured in San Diego’s Week 1 match-up against the Kansas City Chiefs and he was playing well before the injury occurred.
The Chargers confirmed Allen’s knee injury that will cause him to miss the season, diagnosed as a torn ACL in his right knee.
Allen struggled with injuries last year, due to a lacerated kidney but the team was hoping to have him healthy this season by giving him a four-year $45 million contract extension in the 2016 offseason. Unfortunately for the Chargers, Allen can’t stay on the field and will battle the knee injury this season.
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The 24-year-old wide receiver finished with 63 receiving yards on six receptions last Sunday against the Chiefs, who won the game, 33-27. The 76th overall pick in the 2013 draft, Allen showed promise in his shortened season last year with 725 receiving yards and four touchdowns in just eight games.
The Chargers will now have difficulty competing this 2016 season. Without Allen, they hope other targets in the roster like Tyrell Williams, Travis Benjamin, Danny Woodhead, Hunter Henry and Antonio Gates step up for San Diego.
With Keenan Allen’s season over, the Chargers placed him on the injury reserve list and activated rookie defensive end Joey Bosa to their 53-man roster.
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