Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen was placed on the NFL’s reserve/COVID-19 list on Monday.
Coach Brandon Staley said Allen’s condition is “day-to-day right now, and hopefully we’ll get some good news about him over the next few days.”
The Chargers (7-5) – who are in possession of the AFC’s second wild-card spot – host the New York Giants this week ahead of a crucial matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs on December 16.
Allen had five receptions for 34 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday’s 41-22 win over the Cincinnati Bengals. He also threw a pass for a 2-point conversion to Justin Herbert during the first half.
If Allen is vaccinated, he can return to practice if he remains symptom free and his two negative tests are at least 24 hours apart. He is second in the league with 86 receptions and 71 yards away from his fourth 1,000-yard season in the past five years.
The Chargers have recently run into COVID-19 cases. Defensive tackles Linval Joseph remain in league protocol while defensive linemen Jerry Tillery, Christian Covington and linebacker Drew Tranquil missed at least 10 days last month. Linebacker Joy Bossa sat out for five days and tested negative until the November 21 game against Pittsburgh because he was an unvaccinated close contact.
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