Chargers might not have receiver Keenan Allen back after all

The Chargers will likely be without wide receiver Keenan Allen on Sunday when they play in Atlanta.

The five-time Pro Bowl player did not train Wednesday after pinching his ailing hamstring while in rehab during the team’s week off.

“I don’t think it was reloading or anything,” Allen said. “Just a bit of scar tissue trying to break off. Whenever it’s ready to heal… it just has to do its own thing.”

Allen was injured in the second quarter of the Chargers’ season opener. He missed the next five games before returning in Week 7 against Seattle.

After playing in the first half, Allen did not return. He and coach Brandon Staley said Allen stayed on the sidelines as a precaution and suffered no setback against the Seahawks.

Allen admitted on Wednesday he wasn’t 100% for this game but said he “definitely felt able to play”.

Now there’s no certainty as to when Allen might return.

“Not at this point,” he said. “Keep working on it and hope it gets better.”

Allen said he will not come back until he feels fully healed.

“I definitely don’t want to do half the job again,” he said. “I just want to come back 100% [where I’m] do not worry.”

His absence comes as the Chargers grapple with significant injuries throughout their roster, and wide receivers in particular.

Mike Williams is expected to miss at least four weeks after spraining his ankle against the Seahawks.

Joshua Palmer missed the Seattle game because he was on concussion protocol. Staley confirmed Wednesday that Palmer was acquitted but said it was too early to know about his availability for Sunday.

https://www.latimes.com/sports/story/2022-11-02/chargers-keenan-allen-hamstring-injury Chargers might not have receiver Keenan Allen back after all

Emma Bowman

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