LA Chargers News

Malcom Floyd Injury Diagnosed As Knee Strain


Dec 2, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers wide receiver Danario Alexander (right) talks to wide receiver Malcom Floyd (80) on the sideline during the fourth quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY SportsIt sounds like the injury to Malcom Floyd isn’t as serious as first feared. Malcom went down during practice today and had to be taken off of the field in a cart. The cart makes things feel really serious. The injury has been diagnosed as a knee sprain and takes a couple of weeks to recover from.

WHEW. That diagnosis is much better than an ACL tear. An ACL tear definitely was my first fear when I heard the news about the injury.

It will be good for Malcom to rest a few preseason games before the season starts. He might as well sit out the rest of the preseason action. It is not the preseason action that has bitten our receivers though. It has been practice. We really can’t stop practicing.

Happy to hear that the injury is not as bad as first feared. Hopefully he can recover quickly and help the offense on week 1 against the Houston Texans.

While Malcom is resting the knee, Vincent Brown, Eddie Royal and Keenan Allen will be handling the first team reps. Robert Meachem just keeps climbing up the depth chart. It will be interesting to see if the Chargers add any more help on the roster at the wide receiver position.