When Kyle Allen went down in early November, fans in Washington held their breath, hoping the injury wasn’t as bad as it looked. Ultimately, it was determined that his broken ankle would require surgery and keep him out for at least the remainder of the season.
As Ron Rivera, Martin Mayhew and Marty Hurney continue “exploring all the options” for the team’s next starting quarterback, they’ll be happy to know that come training camp they’ll have a young, hungry quarterback who's already shown a lot of promise.
“I’ll be ready,” Allen said on Friday during an Instagram live.
It was a simple statement of unknown significance to the Washington Football Team's future, but one that Rivera and Washington fans are undoubtedly happy to hear.
While his first season in Washington was cut short, his performance as a backup in Carolina was enough to convince Ron Rivera to bring the University of Houston product onboard for a shot at the starting role. After Rivera benched Dwayne Haskins, Allen got the nod under center in Week 5, showing promise in his first four appearances. He completed 69.0% of his passes and threw four touchdowns before being stretchered off against the Giants.
“Today marked 12 weeks since my surgery, so I think cautiously full recovery is 20 weeks so probably another eight weeks,” the 24-year-old said.
Whether Allen is the immediate solution to Washington’s quarterback vacancy is doubtful. With these sort of injuries, it’s never certain whether a player returns back to what they used to be. But it appears Allen is on the road back to a full recovery and he’s confident in his ability to stay healthy.
“It’s all solid in there, it’s not going anywhere. I’m not going to re-hurt it," Allen said.