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Chargers confirm Keenan Allen knee injury; star receiver out for season with torn ACL

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Posted at 1:49 PM, Sep 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-12 16:57:17-04

Chargers head coach Mike McCoy announced Monday that star wide receiver Keenan Allen tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and will miss the rest of the 2016 season.

Allen suffered the injury during the first half of Sunday's game at Kansas City. Video replays showed the 24-year-old receiver running a route before going down in what appeared to be a non-contact play.

Allen was seen in tears as he was was carted off the field. He had six catches for 63 yards up to that point in the game.

The Chargers eventually fell to the Chiefs in overtime, 33-27.

At a Monday press conference, McCoy confirmed that Allen indeed tore the ACL in his knee and was placed on injured reserve, ending his season.

Allen's 2015 campaign was cut short after 8 games due to a lacerated kidney.