Chargers Wide Receiver Tears ACL

The Los Angeles Chargers are still sorting through the wreckage of their Week 3 demolition at the hands of the Jacksonville Jaguars, and things just keep getting worse. Following news of a season-ending biceps injury for left tackle Rashawn Slater, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero shared that wide receiver Jalen Guyton tore his ACL and will miss the remainder of the year: Jalen had to be helped off the field following the injury in the fourth quarter of the Chargers' loss. He provided one of the game's few bright spots for Los Angeles, hauling in a 54-yard pass to set up the team's first score of the game. With Guyton out, the absence of Pro Bowl wide receiver Keenan Allen will loom even larger; Allen has missed the previous two games with a hamstring injury, both losses for the Chargers.
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Guyton joined the Chargers as an undrafted free agent in 2019 and grew into a meaningful contributor in 2020. He compiled 959 yards receiving and six touchdowns over his previous two seasons with the team, operating largely as a third option behind stars Allen and Mike Williams. His absence will likely mean increased snaps for DeAndre Carter and Josh Palmer. Unluckily for Guyton, he was poised to become an unrestricted free agent following the 2022 regular season. Hopefully, he'll make a full recovery and have a chance to continue his development.

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