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Injury to keep WR Allen out of Combine workouts

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Wide receiver Keenan Allen is skipping the NFL Draft Combine workouts this week in Indianapolis, according to reports.

Projected by NFLDraftScout.com as the No. 1 receiver in the NFL Draft and a potential first-round pick in April, Allen is reported to have experienced swelling in his left knee during his training for the Combine, his agent, J.T. Johnson, confirmed to CBSSports.com on Wednesday. The former Cal standout injured the posterior cruciate ligament last season and missed three games.

After the swelling occurred, Allen visited noted orthopedist Dr. James Andrews, who diagnosed Allen's injury as a Grade 2 strain but said it should not require surgery, CBSSports.com reported. A follow-up exam with Andrews is set for March 11.

Allen will attend the Combine to participate in medical exams but will not work out, ESPN.com reported. Johnson said Allen plans to run routes only at Cal's pro day on March 14 and then hold his own workout for scouts the first week of April to run the 40-yard dash and participate in other physical tests.

Allen is Cal's career receptions leader with 205 catches. In three seasons, he racked up 2,570 receiving yards and 17 touchdowns.
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