Allen (knee) was a limited participant during Tuesday's OTAs, Jack Wang of the Orange County Register reports.
Allen, who tore his ACL just eight months ago, is ahead of schedule in his recovery, and his involvement in the first of the Chargers' OTAs suggests he could be back to full strength for training camp. he participated in the Chargers' first OTA of the offseason. After appearing in just nine games throughout the past two years, the Chargers will continue to proceed cautiously with Allen, but the fact that he's already in uniform is certainly a positive sign.
Allen (knee) estimates he's 85 percent healthy but should return to full health soon with the help of his rehab work, Ricky Henne of Chargers.com reports.
Allen tore his right ACL in Week 1 of last season, putting him now seven months removed from the injury. Los Angeles' top wideout was back running prior to the calendar turning to 2017, and was previously expected to return to practice sometime between OTAs and the preseason. Considering Allen's update that he's approaching 100 percent again, it wouldn't be surprising if he's ready for training camp, which would be great news for both he and the Chargers.
This shouldn't come as much of a surprise given Allen is less than a year removed from tearing his ACL. However the 25-year-old did state he is almost able to do "everything", including running and cutting, which would indicate Allen should be ready to go for training camp. Should Allen stay healthy, he figures to be a major force in an offense that loves to chuck the ball.
Allen (knee) is expected to return to the practice field sometime between OTA's and the preseason, Conor Orr of NFL.com reports.
The wide return range comes from general manager Tom Telesco, who suggested Thursday that Allen was "right on track for where he should be" after suffering a torn ACL in the first week of the 2016 season. When healthy, Allen has easily been one of the best wide receivers in football, but back-to-back season-ending injuries will likely mean the 24-year-old could be a bit of a bargain come draft time.
Allen (knee) was seen running on the practice field Thursday, Tom Krasovic of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
As a result, Allen, who tore his ACL in Week 1, appears to be on track to return for spring practices. With the emergence of Tyrell Williams and Dontrelle Inman, Allen should fit nicely into what figures to be a dangerous aerial attack next season. Still just 24-years-old, Allen has been a focal point of the Chargers' offense when he's been on the field, but season-ending injuries in the past two seasons will likely damper fantasy optimism until he can show he has fully returned to form.
|P3||8/26/17||@ LAR||8:00 pm|
|P4||8/31/17||@ SF||10:00 pm|
|1||9/11/17||@ DEN||10:20 pm|
|5||10/8/17||@ NYG||1:00 pm|
|6||10/15/17||@ OAK||4:25 pm|
|8||10/29/17||@ NE||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 9|
|10||11/12/17||@ JAC||1:00 pm|
|12||11/23/17||@ DAL||4:30 pm|
|15||12/16/17||@ KC||8:25 pm|
|16||12/24/17||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|