Sep 15, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; San Diego Chargers wide receiver Malcom Floyd (80) carries the ball during the second quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Chargers defeated the Eagles 33-30. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Malcom Floyd Still Wearing A Neck Brace


San Diego Chargers WR Malcom Floyd still has to wear a neck brace to bed, per Michael Gehlken. He suffered the neck injury at the beginning of the year and was placed on the IR during the season. His status for the coming season is up in the air. His status for the rest of his career is up in the air.

He wants to return to the field and join his teammates. He wants to play football, but the injury could end his career.

“I definitely want to play again,” Floyd, 32, said. “I definitely do. I’m getting better steadily, and if my body allows me to play, I’m going to do it. I’m really excited for our team. I want to add some more firepower. … If not, then yeah, I need to hang it up. It won’t do anything positive. It won’t help out me or the team.” –  UT San Diego

Malcom would do wonders for the football team, but his well-being is the top priority. The fact that he is still wearing a neck brace doesn’t bode well for his future in the game.

Tags: Injury Report San Diego Chargers

  • PakMaN

    No I think he’s done. Whats crazy is he didnt get hurt on an unusual play. That play shappens all the time, it just happens he has a twig holding his head up. I think he should hang it up, why risk getting paralyzed for 1 more year. You’ve put in enough work, and have enough money to retire.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      agreed

    • Stefanie Smith

      I think he got the same type of injury as Jermichael Finley on the Packers. They are saying that he is done and his career is over. I do believe Malcolm’s career is over due to health concerns.

      And I agree with ya, Pak.

      • boltingindiego

        all i hear about finley is that he won’t take a hometown discount with gb during free agency. As of now it seems like he will play and wants a payday.

        • Stefanie Smith

          That is good then. I read somewhere that his career is over. Seems strange he would be wanting to get a lot of cash after an injury like he got. He really will be lucky to still be able to play.

          • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

            I thought I heard the same as you… Career threatening… But still looking to get a deal somewhere. We will see if anyone gets him a deal tho

  • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

    Malcolm will ultimately make the decision, no matter what we think. I’m comfortable with whatever he decides.

  • Julien Bélair

    I like Malcom but I think its better for him to retired instead of risking anything

  • Stefanie Smith

    Would be nice to have him catch a couple of passes, then retire.

  • Cgoodness13

    Remember Floyd, your team is your family….however they care more about you being healthy than being by their side as do us the fans, take it slow

  • Rob Base

    Time to throw in the towl M80 we as fans appreciate what you’ve brought to our Bolts over the years! Your health and family is way more important!

  • Gunnar Martin

    So… if he does decide to come back… do we still try to bring back DX? I would love to have both, but it seems kinda like a one-or-the-other-type situation.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      We still could. DX won’t cost a lot

  • Daryl Peek

    I can’t help but think of Michael Irvin at the Vet in Philly as that was the end of his career. I hope it’s not over for M80 and that he can recover like Manning did from his neck injury but he has lost of life ahead of him and football is but a blip in all he has left to accomplish.