On Thursday night, ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter revealed a star wide receiver is expected to miss the rest of the preseason with an injury.
According to a recent report from Schefter, Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen suffered an ankle injury at training camp this week.
As a result, he’ll miss the rest of the preseason.
There is good news, however. Schefter revealed the injury “is not considered serious” and he is “expected back for the regular season.”
Chargers’ WR Keenan Allen suffered an ankle injury at practice this week that is not considered serious, but could knock him out of the Chargers’ remaining three preseason games, per a league source. Allen is expected back for the regular-season opener, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 15, 2019
Allen has been one of the most dominant wide receivers in the game over the past two seasons. Despite suffering an ACL tear in the 2016 season-opener, Allen bounced back and made the Pro Bowl each of the past two seasons.
The former Cal star is Philip Rivers’ favorite target and figures to be so once again. In the past two seasons, Allen record 199 receptions for 2,589 yards and 12 touchdowns.
He’ll play a significant role in the team’s offense as the Chargers deal with the absence of star running back Melvin Gordon.
Arguably the NFL’s most underrated player, Allen should be just fine when the season starts in early September.
Until then, stay tuned for the latest NFL updates and injury news.