During the Los Angeles Chargers epic 29-28 comeback victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday night in Arrowhead, wide receiver Keenan Allen left the game after suffering a hip injury on what was nearly a spectacular touchdown reception. Allen went up for a pass from Philip Rivers and came down hard on his hip. He went into the tent and ultimately was unable to return.
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NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport reports via Twitter that the injury is a hip pointer:
#Chargers WR Keenan Allen, who went down hard last night, was diagnosed with a hip pointer, source said. No structural damage and nothing that’ll affect him long-term. He could miss some time, but it’s unlikely to be much. All in all, could have been much worse.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 14, 2018
Normally, a hip pointer takes 1 to 3 weeks to fully recover, so Allen has an opportunity to return in time for the playoffs. They will certainly need him if they are to make a deep run in the postseason. He currently leads the team in catches with 88 and yards with 1,074, and he is second on the club in receiving touchdowns with 6.