WR Keenan Allen out of Chargers opener with hamstring injury

September 11, 2022 GMT
Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen, left, runs in front of Las Vegas Raiders cornerback Rock Ya-Sin (26) during the first half of an NFL football game in Inglewood, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen, left, runs in front of Las Vegas Raiders cornerback Rock Ya-Sin (26) during the first half of an NFL football game in Inglewood, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen, left, runs in front of Las Vegas Raiders cornerback Rock Ya-Sin (26) during the first half of an NFL football game in Inglewood, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen, left, runs in front of Las Vegas Raiders cornerback Rock Ya-Sin (26) during the first half of an NFL football game in Inglewood, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen, left, runs in front of Las Vegas Raiders cornerback Rock Ya-Sin (26) during the first half of an NFL football game in Inglewood, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Chargers receiver Keenan Allen didn’t play after halftime in Los Angeles’ season opener because of a hamstring injury.

Allen got hurt in the second quarter Sunday against the Las Vegas Raiders. He had four catches on four targets from Justin Herbert for 66 yards before his injury, including a 42-yard gain.

The five-time Pro Bowl selection has been one of the NFL’s most productive receivers over the past half-decade. He had 106 catches for 1,138 yards and six touchdowns last season.

DeAndre Carter stepped into the spot usually occupied by Allen in the Chargers’ offense, and the veteran newcomer made three catches for 64 yards and a score.

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