Cal announced Thursday morning that star junior wide receiver Keenan Allen has been ruled out of Friday’s home game against Washington due to a left knee injury.
“Keenan won’t play against Washington,” Cal coach Jeff Tedford said in a statement. “We’ll continue to evaluate him on a weekly basis.”
Allen, regarded as one of the nation’s top wide receivers, was expected to leave school for the NFL draft after this season. His injury, depending on the severity, could impact that decision. He has one year of college eligibility remaining, if he opts to return.
Scuttlebutt is that Allen’s injury is more serious than a one-week deal, that he could be out for the season.
Allen set Cal’s career receptions record with 205 catches during the Bears’ 49-27 loss at Utah last Saturday, but suffered the knee injury in the final minutes while playing on an onside kick coverage team.