Malcom Floyd Will Miss Rest Of Preseason

By Ernie Padaon

Nov 1, 2012; San Diego CA, USA; San Diego Chargers receiver Malcom Floyd (80) dunks the ball after scoring on a 13-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs at Qualcomm Stadium. The Chargers defeated the Chiefs 31-6. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

The earliest that the San Diego Chargers fans will get to see WR Malcom Floyd dunking in the end zone is in week 1 against the Houston Texans. Malcom Floyd suffered a knee strain yesterday in practice, but the timeline for his return still has not been determined. Even if he was available for any of the preseason games, he will be held out. He still may not even be available for week 1. We will have to keep our eyes on the situation:

Source tells me Chargers WR Malcolm Floyd won't return until at least Week 1 even if injury not serious as team believes.

— Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) August 13, 2013

If he is available, there is no reason to rush him back out there against competition. We already know what Malcom can odo on offense and we don’t need him to risk him in meaningless games. Philip Rivers and Malcom have been working together for a long time and they have a good chemistry.

If Malcom is available for the first week of the year, it will be a huge sigh of relief for the Chargers and the fans. We need all the weapons that we can get on the field. Malcom is a threat in the red zone and not many other players on the roster that can present the matchup that he can down in that area.