Los Angeles Chargers star wide receiver Keenan Allen was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday after a positive test result. According to multiple outlets, Allen is vaccinated and under the league’s protocols, can rejoin the team if he is asymptomatic once he passes two tests at least 24 hours apart. Vaccinated players must also be asymptomatic for 48 hours; however, those who fail to produce two consecutive negative tests can return to their team after 10 days. In addition, Allen’s availability for Sunday’s game against the New York Giants remains in question. Chargers head coach Brandon Staley told reporters: “He’s day-to-day right now. Hopefully we’ll have some good news on him in the next few days.”
Allen, who has been named to the Pro Bowl in each of the past four seasons, leads the Chargers with 86 receptions and 929 receiving yards this season. He also has tallied four touchdown catches. The Chargers improved to 7-5 in 2021 after their 41-22 win over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, a victory in which Allen notched two touchdown receptions.
Allen was one of 11 NFL players who landed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday. Cameron Jordan (New Orleans Saints), Jordan Love (Green Bay Packers), A.J. Klein (Buffalo Bills), Jalen Richard (Las Vegas Raiders), Trenton Scott (Carolina Panthers), Wes Martin (New York Giants), Blake Cashman (New York Jets), Evan Brown (Detroit Lions), Stephen Carlson (Cleveland Browns) and Zach Triner (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) also tested positive.
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