Chargers Coach Has Unfortunate Update On Wide Receiver Keenan Allen

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The Los Angeles Chargers are preparing to enter a crucial AFC West showdown without star wide receiver Keenan Allen.

Allen was ruled out of the first week's win over the Las Raiders with a hamstring injury.

On Tuesday, ESPN's Lindsay Thierry head coach Brandon Staley told reporters that "it doesn't look great" for his star wide receiver to play this Thursday against the Kansas City Chiefs.

ESPN's Jeremy Fowler said an MRI "showed no major damage,

But the team is worried that Allen will get injured again on such a short turnaround.

One of the league's most reliable wideouts,

Allen averaged 101 receptions for 1,183 yards over the past five seasons.

After an injured start to his career, he played all three games during that period.

Although he played only one-third of the snap of the offense in Week 1, Allen still finished with four catches for 66 receiving yards.

Losing Allen to a potential shootout against the defending AFC West champions certainly hurts.

He posted a combined 128 yards and two touchdowns in last year's two meetings - a six-point win and a six-point loss - against Kansas City.

Without Allen, the Chargers would need more than Mike Williams. After a breakout season with Justin Herbert,

He covered just 10 yards in his season-opener.

Joshua Palmer and Jalen Guyton could also play big roles if Alan sits down.

They each found the final field in the only game Allen missed the previous season.

The Chargers will face the Chiefs in Thursday Night Football, which premieres on Amazon Prime at 8:15 p.m. ET.