|Chance of Injury in 2021:||50%|
|Chance of Injury per Game:||4.2%|
|Projected Games missed for 2021:||2.1|
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…
|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.|