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Chargers' Keenan Allen lands on COVID-19 list

By Sports Desk December 06, 2021

Los Angeles Chargers star Keenan Allen landed on the reserve/COVID-19 list, the NFL franchise announced on Monday.

Allen is now in doubt for Sunday's clash with the New York Giants after testing positive for coronavirus.

The Chargers consider the four-time Pro Bowler "day-to-day" as they prepare to host the Giants at SoFi Stadium.

Allen is closing in on his fifth 1,000-yard campaign – the wide receiver has 86 catches for 929 yards and four touchdowns this season.

"Keenan's a guy that has many talents. This guy's a scratch golfer and all that," Chargers head coach Brandon Staley told reporters. "I haven't seen him on the basketball court yet, but he's a guy that can do a lot of things.

"He's got a high-level skill set. He's telling me that he can play DB, we'll see if that works out some day. In junior college we did that a lot, with guys going both ways. We'll see if that happens for him in the NFL.

"I think when you run those plays, you want to run them with people you trust. I feel like he's a guy you trust because there's an element of like, 'What if it was covered,' or, 'Hey, what if, what if, what if?' You want the ball in the hands of someone that can make a good decision and Keenan certainly did that for us."

The Chargers are 7-5 after topping the Cincinnati Bengals 41-22 behind Allen's two touchdown receptions, while he also threw a pass to quarterback Justin Herbert for a two-point conversion.

Staley's Chargers are second in the AFC West and occupy the second Wild Card spot.

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