COSTA MESA, Calif. – Los Angeles Chargers receiver Keenan Allen instructed ESPN on Thursday that he has an AC joint sprain in his left shoulder, however mentioned he’ll play in Sunday’s sport towards the Inexperienced Bay Packers.
Allen was a restricted participant in observe on Thursday after lacking observe on Wednesday.
“I am again,” Allen mentioned as he adjusted the medical tape and positioned a strain plate on his injured shoulder. He mentioned it was potential he would put on it towards the Packers.
Allen suffered the damage throughout a deal with within the fourth quarter of Sunday’s loss to the Lions when he landed on his shoulder. He briefly went to the locker room to be evaluated by the coaching employees earlier than going again inside. Allen had one in all his greatest video games of the season, with 11 catches for 175 yards and two touchdowns.
The location of the damage may need helped Allen. He has a big bump on his proper shoulder from an AC sprain in 2013 that he by no means had surgically repaired.
Allen joked that he might “probably” get one other bump after this damage, however is not anxious.
The Chargers’ receiving corps has been decimated by accidents this season, however this has largely not affected the group’s manufacturing due to how good Allen has been. The Chargers misplaced their No. 2 receiver, Mike Williams, to a season-ending ACL tear in Week 3 towards the Minnesota Vikings, and their No. 3 receiver, Joshua Palmer, is presently on injured reserve with a sprained knee.
However of their absence, Allen has dominated. This season, he grew to become the second Charger to surpass 10,000 profession receiving yards and has totaled 73 catches, 895 yards and 6 touchdowns, all of which rank within the prime 5 amongst receivers.
“He is such a wise participant. You are able to do a lot with him. That is why you see the manufacturing,” coach Brandon Staley mentioned. “…Being right here for 3 years now, I feel I’ve gained a deeper appreciation for him yearly I have been teaching.”