Jul 26, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers receiver Keenan Allen (13) is unable to make a reception while being defended by cornerback Johnny Patrick (26) during training camp at Chargers Park. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Chargers WR Keenan Allen Set to Explode After Danario Alexander Injury

Unforutnate news struck San Diego Chargers camp Tuesday when wide receiver Danario Alexander went down with a torn ACL. Alexander was set to have a major impact on the passing offense of the team in 2013 before the incident.

Alexander is known for having injury issues, so it’s sad to see him suffer another serious one after revitalizing his career with San Diego last year to the tune of 658 yards and seven touchdowns. PFT reported the news.



With Alexander out for the year rookie receiver Keenan Allen may be in line for more playing time than anyone initially expected.

Allen still has to fight Vincent Brown and Malcolm Floyd for playing time, but the rotation just got a bit thinner. The California product brings a versatile set of skills to the forefront of the offense that quarterback Philip Rivers may find all too easy to use consistently.

The receptions Alexander ended up with have to go somewhere in 2013 now that he’s out. Floyd and Brown are the top candidates, but defenses are going to spend more time focused on them than a rookie.

Don’t look now, but Keenan Allen may have just become one of the offensive rookies to watch in 2013.


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Tags: AFC West Danario Alexander. Keenan Allen. San Diego Chargers

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