The Chargers can't seem to catch a break when it comes to injury news.
Monday, head coach Mike McCoy announced that wide receiver Keenan Allen will "miss some time" because of a kidney injury Allen sustained during the Ravens game.
At the end of the first half, Allen made an impressive touchdown catch but came down hard on his back. It was first thought that he had the wind knocked out of him and would return to the game, but was absent from the field for the remainder of the game.
Allen ranks second in the league in receptions (67) and third in yards (725). He worked hard this past offseason -- both mentally and physically -- to improve his game and be a consistent receiving threat for quarterback Philip Rivers, who, at the end of the preseason, said Allen had "his best camp ever."
The third-year receiver admitted recently that, as a rookie, he may not have realized how tough it is to be a "great" player in the NFL. This season, he focused on the little things.
"Just putting in the work and dedication to your craft," Allen said at the time. "It helps a lot."
It's not clear how long Allen will be out with the injury.
Besides Allen, at least 11 other players left the field at some point in the Ravens game because of injury. New to the list was running back Branden Oliver, who was seen Monday wearing a walking boot and using crutches. Oliver said he has a toe injury but is optimistic for his return.