Keenan Allen

Keenan Allen


Chance of Injury in 2021: question mark 62%
Chance of Injury per Game: question mark 5.5%
Projected Games missed for 2021: question mark 2.3
Durability: question mark 3

Medium Risk


Keenan Allen Player Overview

Keenan Alexander Allen is 28 years old and was born in Greensboro, North Carolina. In high school, he played football, basketball, and track. Allen was gifted at track and field competing in sprinting and the long jump. Finishing high school, he was a five-star recruit and considered the top defensive back in the nation. Initially, he committed to go to the University of Alabama to play safety, but eventually switched to California to play wide receiver with his half brother (bold move).

Allen started at wide receiver for three years at Cal, and in his freshman year, he caught 46 passes for 490 yards and 5 touchdowns. In his sophomore year, he had his best season catching 98 passes for 1,343 yards and 6 touchdowns.

Allen only played 9 games in his junior season but still managed to catch 61 passes for 737 yards and 6 touchdowns. Allen suffered a PCL sprain in his knee during the 2012 season, and as a result was not able to work out at the NFL Combine. At the time, he measured 6’2” tall and weighed 206 pounds.

His draft stock fell as a result of not being 100% healthy during his pro day, leading him to run a 4.71-second 40-yard dash. The San Diego Chargers selected Allen in the third round in the 2013 NFL Draft.

Allen had an impressive NFL rookie season, leading the way with 71 receptions and 1,046 yards. In 2014 he only played in 14 games, catching 72 passes for 783 yards and 4 touchdowns. He followed it up with a monster start to the 2015 season but only played in 8 games after suffering a kidney injury.

After signing in an impressive extension to start the 2016 season, Allen tore his ACL in the first game of the season, causing him to miss the rest of the season. Rough 1.5 years for Allen, first suffering a kidney injury then tearing his ACL. Thankfully he bounced back stronger than ever, posting an impressive 2017 season, playing all 16 games catching 102 passes for 1,3…

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Keenan Allen Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Oct 24, 2019 NFL Thigh Hamstring Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 He appeared on the injury report with a hamstring. He played next game against the Bears
Aug 15, 2019 NFL Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Allen suffered an ankle injury at practice that is not considered serious but knocked him out of the Chargers’ remaining three preseason games. Allen managed to get back for the regular-season opener
Sep 11, 2016 NFL Knee ACL Tear Grade 3 Keenan Allen tore his right ACL in Week 1 and missed the rest of the 2016 season.
Nov 1, 2015 NFL Abdomen Kidney Lacerated Allen came down for a touchdown pass hard on his back and lacerated his kidney. He had a non-surgical procedure and was placed on IR.
Oct 18, 2015 NFL Inguinal Hip Sprain Keenan Allen suffered a minor hip strain, which sidelined him for 1 quarter, but was able to return to the following week's action.
Dec 14, 2014 NFL Shoulder Clavicle Fracture Allen got pulled awkwardly in his Week 15 game against the Broncos and had to leave with a sprained ankle and fractured collarbone. He missed the final 2 games of the season.
Dec 14, 2014 NFL Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Allen got pulled awkwardly in his Week 15 game against the Broncos and had to leave with a sprained ankle and fractured collarbone. He missed the final 2 games of the season.
Sep 18, 2014 NFL Inguinal Groin Pull Grade 1 Allen suffered a minor groin injury in practice. He didn't miss any game time.
Dec 8, 2013 NFL Shoulder A/C Joint Sprain Allen fell on his shoulder awkwardly during Week 14 and sprained his A/C joint but didn't miss any games as a result.
Nov 17, 2013 NFL Knee Strain Grade 1 Allen strained his knee but was unaffected by the injury.
Oct 27, 2012 Non-NFL Knee PCL Sprain Grade 2 Allen suffered a Grade 2 PCL strain -- according to Dr. James Andrews -- in his final college season and missed the last 3 games.
Mar 1, 2012 Non-NFL Pedal Ankle Ligament Tear Grade 3 Allen needed right ankle surgery after he "messed up ligaments" while playing basketball.