Receiver Keenan Allen hyper-extended his right knee in the Chargers’ 20-16 loss to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.
The injury happened on a play that Allen would have had a touchdown if it wasn’t for him tripping on Dolphins’ cornerback Nolan Caroll’s foot. The incidental contact led to Allen’s injury.
The good news for Allen is that the injury didn’t happen to his left knee. The same left knee he previously injured in college that ended the end of his junior season at California and caused him to fall in the draft.
Coach Mike McCoy says Allen is “fine,” though he also said Alexander was fine just hours after he had torn his ACL on the practice field. For what it’s worth, it was said Allen was walking around fine after the game without an “apparent limp.”
The team has already lost starting receivers’ Malcom Floyd and Danario Alexander for the season. And with Vincent Brown seemingly not on the same page with quarterback Philip Rivers, the team cannot afford to lose Allen. He leads all Chargers’ receivers with 41 receptions and 613 yards in his rookie year.