Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen is expected to miss the remainder of the preseason after sustaining an ankle injury during practice this week.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the Chargers plan to be cautious with Allen, although the team doesn’t consider the injury to be serious.
Allen is expected to be ready for the season opener against the Indianapolis Colts (-3) on Sept. 8, Schefter reported, citing an undisclosed source.
The 27-year-old Allen did not participate in the Chargers’ joint practice with the New Orleans Saints on Thursday, with coach Anthony Lynn telling reporters that the wideout’s absence was because he was “sore.” Lynn did not address Allen’s ankle.
The injury reportedly is the second this month for Allen, who banged his knee during a joint practice with the Los Angeles Rams.
Allen has played in all 16 games over the past two seasons after missing 23 contests due to injury from 2015-16. He missed the final few weeks of the 2015 season after sustaining a lacerated kidney and the final 15 games of the 2016 season after tearing his ACL in the season opener.
Allen led the Chargers with 97 receptions for 1,196 yards last season. He also had six touchdown receptions, which were second on the team.
–Field Level Media