COSTA MESA, Calif. — Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen was ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Houston Texans because of a hamstring injury.
Center Corey Linsley, with a knee problem, and tight end Donald Parham Jr., also with a hamstring injury, are doubtful. Cornerback JC Jackson, who has been struggling with ankle problems, and quarterback Justin Herbert, who has sustained a fractured rib cartilage, will play.
The Chargers are 1-2 and have been grappling with a number of injury woes, including placing left tackle Rashawn Slater and edge rusher Joey Bosa on injured reserve earlier this week.
Allen suffered a hamstring injury in Week 1 and has not played since.
Earlier in the week, coach Brandon Staley expressed growing confidence that Allen could return against the Texans.
On Friday, however, Staley said Allen “felt something” during each exercise in practice.
“We’re going to keep him out of this game just to make sure he keeps making progress,” Staley said of the 10th-year pro. “I just don’t want to push it where you have a significant setback of a serious injury so he couldn’t make it this week and next week we’ll try again.”
Staley added that Allen didn’t suffer a major setback. “I just didn’t make enough progress to make it into the game,” he said.
Allen has led the Chargers at receptions since 2017.
The Bolts are also without reserve wide receiver Jalen Guyton, who tore his left cruciate ligament on Sunday.
https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/34697568/los-angeles-chargers-wr-keenan-allen-again-hamstring-injury Los Angeles Chargers WR Keenan Allen out again with hamstring injury