The Chargers suspect that receiver Keenan Allen suffered a torn ACL in his right knee on Sunday. The diagnosis, however, is not yet official.
According to the team, the degree of the injury will be determined based on further testing.
If Allen has a complete ACL tear, he most likely will be done for the year. External options to replace him include James Jones (who spent the preseason with the team), Roddy White, Aaron Dobson, and Brian Hartline.
In other words, there aren’t many good external options.
They could also opt to swing a trade for Browns receiver Josh Gordon, who will be eligible to play as of Week Five. It’s always difficult to plug new receivers into an offense on the fly.
If Allen is done for the year, he’ll join fellow starting receiver Stevie Johnson on injured reserve due to knee injuries.