Keenan Allen’s much anticipated return for Chargers fans was cut tragically short Sunday afternoon when he suffered what seemed to be an injury to his knee.
Allen lacerated his kidney last season in a Week 8 loss vs. the Baltimore Ravens and missed the rest of the year.
Keenan Allen carted off the field. https://t.co/teCJwYK1V1
— MoneyLine App (@MoneyLineapp) September 11, 2016
Sunday’s injury vs. the Chiefs came after a minimal-contact knee-buckle as he began a sharp cut left on his route, raising concerns for a torn ACL.
The obvious concern for Keenan Allen is an ACL tear after non-contact injury. That Chargers/Chiefs game has now gone to the half
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) September 11, 2016
Peters, who was shadowing the Chargers receiver, went over to check on Allen as he laid on the ground in pain.
Allen was immediately put on a cart and taken off the field as he covered his face, in tears.
Keenan Allen wiping away tears as he gets carted off the field. pic.twitter.com/GiZ9C0dyfg
— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) September 11, 2016
The raw emotion of Allen’s only makes us fear the worst, especially with the UC-Berkeley alumnus’ injury-prone history.
Thoughts were quick to pour in, however, with a couple of current teammates in wide receiver Stevie Johnson and running back Branden Oliver tweeting their support for their fellow Charger.
Praying for you Slayer @Keenan13Allen
— HandleBizHaveFun (@StevieJohnson13) September 11, 2016
All the slayer fans pray for @keenan13allen 🙏
— Branden Oliver (@BoBelieves) September 11, 2016
Johnson who underwent knee surgery in the off-season, will miss the entirety of this NFL season along with Oliver, who suffered a torn Achilles in a pre-season game.
Tough luck for Allen and the Chargers.