Chargers’ Malcom Floyd injures leg at practice
The San Diego Chargers receiving corps took another hit on Monday as Malcom Floyd had to be carted off the field after injuring his leg.
The injury was later reported as either a strain or a sprain to his ACL, not a tear, says NFL.com. The Chargers and Floyd plan to get a second opinion and evaluate the receiver’s status from there.
Floyd was supposed to be a starting receiver alongside Danario Alexander, who tore his ACL and is out for the season, but that won’t be happening anymore. The Chargers are very thin at wide receiver now, with Vincent Brown becoming the No. 1 receiver and Eddie Royal and rookie Kennan Allen becoming numbers two and three on the depth chart. The slew of injuries may cause them to give Robert Meachem and his beat up body another look, or see what they can get through free agency; perhaps Brandon Lloyd who played under coach Mike McCoy while in Denver.
When the injury occurred, Floyd’s teammates quickly gathered around him in prayer as he was being attended to by a trainer. Philip Rivers is remaining optimistic about the situation.
“I’m not saying we lost Malcom,” Philip Rivers said, according to U-T San Diego. “I’m not conceding that quite yet.”
If Floyd does have to miss extended time, the team knows it will have to come together to fill the void their injured teammates are leaving.
“We’ve got to pick it up, not only for the team but him,” wide receiver Vincent Brown said. “He’s a big part of this team, and he has been for a long time. It’s unfortunate to see something like that happen. We hope that it’s nothing serious at all, but if need be, we’ve got to have everybody ready.”