Kidney injury sidelines Keenan Allen for rest of season

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Wide receiver Keenan Allen catches a touchdown pass in front of Kendrick Lewis and Jimmy Smith of the Baltimore Ravens on November 1, 2015 in Baltimore. (Getty Images)

SAN DIEGO – San Diego Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen will not return to the football field this season due to a kidney injury, team officials said Tuesday.

Off to one of the best receiving starts in NFL history, Allen’s season-ending injury happened during Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens.  Allen ranked second in his position in the NFL with 67 catches.

“Allen was on pace for a 134-catch season, which would have shattered the team record of 100 set by LaDainian Tomlinson in 2003,” according to the Chargers.

Allen also ranked third in the NFL with 725 yards receiving and he caught four touchdown passes.

Two other Charger players, running back Branden Oliver and linebacker Tourek Williams, were placed on season-ending “Reserve-Injured” list.

Allen, Oliver and Williams will be replaced on the team’s active roster by wide receiver Javontee Herndon, cornerback Greg Ducre and center J.D. Walton.

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