Malcom Floyd Out Indefinitely. Getting 2nd Opinion From Spine Specialist

Aug 8, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers wide receiver Malcom Floyd (80) before the game against the Seattle Seahawks at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jody Gomez-USA TODAY Sports


Malcom Floyd will be out indefinitely. He is getting another opinion on his injury from a noted spine specialist:

The injury looked pretty bad on the field and it sounds like it could be a while till we get Malcom back. He will definitely be out for week 3 and could be out for a lot longer.

With Floyd out, it will be up to the youngsters to step up. Eddie Royal and Antonio Gates are already doing their parts, but we need someone to stretch the field like Malcom was doing. Vincent Brown will need to start making an impact and the rookie Keenan Allen will have to step in and produce. Seyi Ajirotutu could see a lot of playing time as well in Malcom’s absence.

The Chargers have already used their spot on the IR with designation to return on Melvin Ingram. If Malcom were to miss any significant amount of time, he would be burning up a roster spot. Hopefully all things are good.

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  • PakMaN

    Hopefully he doesn’t bust a Marcus McNeill on us.

    • arnie

      That was a medical condition, Spinal stagnosis, a shirking of the spine. Malcom has had a history of injury issues, but this is something that is beyond his control.

      • boltingindiego

        yah malcom’s have been mostly leg injuries nothing as serious as this freak injury.

      • Michael

        malcom cannot catch a break,,,, prayin for a speedy recovery

      • Ignatius

        I think you meant to say spinal stenosis, not stagnosis.

        • arnie

          Yeah that. Thanks for the correction. ;)

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  • 619chargers4life

    on another injury note from today’s UT chat….
    Comment From Hugh Tom…any update on Ingram? Do you think he plays in 2013…his absence is tangible.

    11:24Thomas Krasovic: He is working hard with the trainers. I saw him running up the hill behind Chargers Park two weeks ago and was a little surprised how fast he went. He did a lot of lateral work last Friday. Whether he’ll be ready this year, I have no clue.

    • boltingindiego

      i see supa melv been watching and now following the AP acl recovery process.

      • 619chargers4life

        oh yeah!! he’s on it.

    • Gunnar Martin

      He’ll totally be back for this year. That dude is one friggin stud. Can’t wait to see him and Freeney on the field at the same time.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      awesome… i think he will be back this year

  • arnie

    I just hope it isn’t career ending. Neck injuries are tricky.

    • Rob Base

      That would suck bro. He’s in my prayers!

    • NativeSanDiegan

      I would not be totally shocked after seeing him on NFL Network. He was sporting the highest neck “brace” I’ve ever seen; more like neck traction stretching his neck and head up. Looked very painful. He looked like he’s been doing some serious introspection as he said “I could have been in a wheelchair”. Hopefully everything works out for the best.
      My prayers go out to this young man and his family.

      • NativeSanDiegan

        Just saw a longer talk with the press and Malcom didn’t look as bad. It was on Chargers.com

  • tubbs45

    Gotta make sure you are ‘right’. Fingers crossed!

  • joerockt

    Ummm, what was the outcome of the first opinion??

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      neck sprain

  • Gunnar Martin

    It’s a good thing we are only playing the Titans this week. Not that it will be an easy, guaranteed win, because they did take Houston to OT. But at least they aren’t an elite club like Seattle. We need some time to adjust to M80′s absence.

  • Brandon Reisinger

    I read it like this.. If you need to go get a second opinion the outcome of the first opinion was probably not favorable, hopefully I’m wrong but i got a bad feeling about this. I just hope He’ll be able to continue his career at this point, even if it isn’t till next season.

    • boltingindiego

      With such a serious injury like this a 2nd opinion should be automatic.

      • C.Steele

        I agree with Bolt. When it comes to the neck/spine any opinion favorable or not should be followed up on for corroboration.

    • 619chargers4life

      He did that with his knee and he came out ok

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      that is very true

  • Stefanie Smith

    Next injury update: Any word on T’eo?

    * I just remembered that Malcolm got a second opinion on his injury from training camp. It’s not necessarily that it is more serious or bad news. He did this last time. It’s probably wise and prudent to always get a second opinion.

    • 619chargers4life

      Wed. Practicing

    • joerockt

      Well, the reason for the 2nd opinion was because he was probably told “You’re going to be out for X number of weeks”. He’s hoping the 2nd will tell him its not as severe as the first guy said. Which means less time off the field.

      Been hearing now its a neck sprain.

  • Alex Pitrofsky

    I just read that Butler has an undisclosed injury and will be limited in practice. That would be a HUGE loss for us. I’m also sick of this “undisclosed” crap

    • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

      Ya really, tell your fans some info! We care too

  • Stefanie Smith

    I think the Coach is trying to respect the injured player”s private medical information. Maybe Malcolm and any other injured players asked that their personal medical data not be disclosed to the public –for right now.

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