Before Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen lacerated his kidney while making a spectacular touchdown catch against the Baltimore Ravens in November, he was having a Pro-Bowl caliber season.
Allen, in his third year, had 67 catches for 725 yards and four touchdowns through the first eight games of the 2015 season. He entered the Baltimore match-up as the leading receiver in the NFL and was tied for the second-most receptions in NFL history though the first eight games.
That Ravens game changed everything.
While hauling the ball in for a 13-yard touchdown reception right before the end of the second quarter, Allen came down hard on his back and did not return for the second half. It was later revealed that he had lacerated his kidney, and he was placed on the reserve-injured list shortly afterward.
Now, it appears, he's back.
Allen has been vocal on social media lately, posting workouts on Instagram and tweets that tell a tale of recovery. "Been working, can't wait for the season to start," he wrote recently.
And on Instagram, along with video of Allen doing cone work and releases, came this message: "Don't think I'm out here not working cause I haven't posted anything. My feet pays the bills!"
If social media makes things real, Allen's on the mend.