Malcom Floyd Has Resumed Running

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 is making steps toward making a return to the football field. He is slowly working to get there. The status is still up in the air, but he has been able to start some running, per Michael Gehlken.

We won’t know if he will be able to get on the football field again, but he is doing what he can in order to get back. According to the report from Gehlken, Floyd still has some pain in the neck, but he has begun some light weight lifting and running. Very small steps right now, but he is moving in the right direction.

The status remains uncertain. We still have to wonder how he will react on the football field if he were to get hit again. With his status in limbo, the Chargers have to prepare to go into the season without his services. The team should have wide receiver high on their priorities this offseason.

Even if Floyd were to return, how reliable can he be? Can the team trust that he can last the whole season? He has never been a player that was known for his durability.

There are a lot of future stars at wide receiver in this upcoming draft. The Chargers should have one of those studs high on their priority list.

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  • chris01

    Its sadly the truth
    M80 ill miss you but i think its best for everyone if you were to retire…..
    Doesnt sound like he can be depended on anymore and i wouldnt want him to get seriously hurt out there

  • Trey P

    Yea he might retire and if he doesnt this will be his last year in San Diego regardless hes a Free agent in 2015

  • Sergio Quintero

    It sure sounds like if he’s cleared there is no question he will return to play, so it pretty much comes down to the doctors clearing him. A whole lot of people have suggested he retire, its pretty clear to me he wants to play. Much like Peyton Manning’s there wasn’t much of reason to return either, he had a super bowl ring, and his place in history was secure, but people have a right to make choices about their life.

    I have feeling we haven’t seen the last of Floyd.

    • Peter Thompson

      Totally agree, Sergio. Let’s let Malcolm (or his injury) decide if retirement is in his future, instead of making premature statements without having any first hand information. I mean, he’s been running for a month and we are just finding out about it. A week ago we thought he was still sleeping in a neck brace.

      • Sergio Quintero

        I’m not privy to any details about how serious the injury is, what I do know is that Jermichael Finley who basically had the same injury is expected to be back to football, so clearly there is foundation in terms of the advances in medicine that this possible and realistic.

  • Peter Thompson

    Malcolm Floyd is your #2 receiver this season.

  • Stefanie Smith

    Hopefully, he gets well. Don’t kid yourselves. He is not there yet. I know I had no idea that it was that bad that he is only now getting cleared to do any sort of exercise. lifting or running. It had to be really bad.

  • 1961 Fan

    Retire Malcom you have nothing more to prove, you escaped with your life, now go live it and leave football behind.