Keenan Allen has broken collarbone

San DIiego Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen has a broken collarbone and an ankle injury.

He's not expected to play against the San Francisco 49ers.

Allen leads the Chargers with 77 catches for 783 yards and four touchdowns.

“It shows the toughness and the type of player he is,” Chargers coach Mike McCoy said. “He believes he did it sometime earlier in the game, didn’t say a word about it. He got his ankle rolled up like we talked about, then he came in Monday morning and complained that something was bothering him in his shoulder.

"He was getting his ankle looked at anyway, so we looked at the shoulder and found what we found. But it says a lot about him and what a tough player he is. The way he fought through the rest of the game as long as he played not even thinking about it. But that’s the nature of this business.”

Allen said he plans to return this season.

“My shoulder was hurting during the game, but I wasn’t too worried about it more than I was the ankle,” Allen said. “I was pretty surprised (it was broken), but it was hurting pretty bad the next day. It’s tough….I think it’s possible. I mean, I couldn’t play on it this past week, but we’ll see what happens.”

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Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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