While the Los Angeles Chargers may be without one receiver in 2017, Philip Rivers is fully confident in the return of another.

After Keenan Allen went down with an ACL tear in his season opener last year, the Chargers quarterback says his top target will be back to old form in the near future.

“He looks like himself,” Rivers told “The Rich Eisen Show,” according to NFL.com’s Chris Wesseling. “… I really think he looks just as good as before he got hurt.”

Allen participated in May and June offseason practices, and though he wasn’t back to 100 percent, Rivers expects Allen to be ready to go by the start of the season.

“He practiced with us all offseason,” said Rivers. “I spoke to him the other day, and he’s so fired up to be out there with us. I don’t think you’ll see a difference. You’ll see the same guy trot out there as last September.”

Allen has struggled with injuries over the last two seasons, missing eight games in 2015 with a kidney issue. He was projected to be a star after racking up 1,046 yards and eight touchdowns as a rookie in 2013, but poor health has muddied the evaluation of his skills since.

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