San Diego Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen injured his knee on Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs and had to be carted off the field.
Keenan Allen down in considerable pain for the Chargers and being carted off. Right knee appears in bad shape
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) September 11, 2016
The injury was not a result of contact, indicating a potential ligament injury.
Allen went down planting/cutting. Non-contact
— Square Life (@RyFo18) September 11, 2016
And watching the play, it seems clear the knee just buckled under the stress of his cut.
Based on early reports, it doesn’t look good, either.
This is devastating news for the Chargers.
Allen was already having a spectacular game, having caught six passes for 63 yards against a very good Chiefs defense. He has been a consistent producer in San Diego’s offense when healthy, with 215 catches for 2,554 yards and 16 touchdowns in his first three seasons.
If Allen ends up missing significant time, the Chargers will be hard pressed to replace his productivity.