Chargers WR Keenan Allen returns to apply discipline
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Keenan Allen returned to the Los Angeles Chargers’ apply discipline on Wednesday, elevating optimism that the extensive receiver may be capable to return for Monday night time’s recreation in opposition to the Denver Broncos.
Allen has missed the previous 4 video games due to a hamstring damage he suffered in the course of the first half of the Sept. 11 opener in opposition to the Las Vegas Raiders. He did some drills throughout the person interval of Wednesday’s apply.
“We’ll be able to test it out and see how things are going,” coach Brandon Staley stated. “The plan was to not put him out there until he was ready to ramp his way back up. He’s been feeling better. At least he will be able to get out there, in his helmet, and go do some football stuff.”
Allen missed solely three video games from 2017-21. This is probably the most video games he has missed in a season since a knee damage within the 2016 opener sidelined him for the remainder of that season.
Allen has at the least 95 receptions in every of the previous 5 seasons (2017-21), good for the second-longest streak in league historical past. He has a TD catch in three of the previous 4 video games he’s confronted Denver.
Mike Williams has picked up the slack throughout Allen’s absence with 100-yard video games in three of the previous 4 video games. Williams is sixth within the AFC in receiving yards (392) and tied for ninth with 28 receptions after having a career-high 10 catches for 134 yards in final week’s 30-28 win at Cleveland. Williams didn’t apply on Wednesday due to sickness.
“They bring us a lot of challenges to the table. Obviously, they have great receivers within the offensive scheme,” Broncos cornerback Pat Surtain II stated on Tuesday about Allen and Williams. “They both make plays, and they are tremendous playmakers on their own.”
Offensive proper sort out Trey Pipkins III (knee) additionally didn’t apply, however Staley stated that they’re hopeful Pipkins can apply on Friday.
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