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Chargers Place Keenan Allen On COVID-19 List

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) - The Chargers placed wide receiver Keenan Allen on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Monday.

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CINCINNATI, OHIO - DECEMBER 05: Keenan Allen #13 of the Los Angeles Chargers reacts after catching his second touchdown pass during the first quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on December 05, 2021 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

Allen, who leads the Chargers in receptions (86), receiving yards (929), yards per game (77.4) and first down receptions (53), was a crucial piece in the Bolts win over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.

He finished the game with five receptions for 34 yards and two touchdowns, including a successful pass on a two-point conversion to quarterback Justin Herbert.

According to ESPN, Allen was one of 11 players league-wide who were placed on reserve/COVID-19 lists. Each of these moves is the direct result of a positive COVID-19 test.

If Allen is vaccinated, he will need to report two negative tests 24 hours apart from each other, or be asymptomatic for 48 hours. If he is unvaccinated, Allen is required to stay away from all team personnel and activities for at least 10 days.

Regardless of his vaccination status, Allen's likelihood to play against the New York Giants on December 12 is currently unknown.

He joins a long list of Chargers players who have had a run in with COVID this season, including: Joey Bosa, Linval Joseph, Jerry Tillery, Christian Covington and Drue Tranquill.

Other reserve/COVID-19 list moves include: Jordan Love (Green Bay Packers), AJ Klein (Buffalo Bills), Stephen Carlson (Cleveland Browns), Evan Brown (Detroit Lions), Jalen Richard (Las Vegas Raiders), Cameron Jordan (New Orleans Saints), Wes Martin (New York Giants), Blake Cashman (New York Jets) and Trent Scott (Carolina Panthers).

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