Chargers WR Malcom Floyd Appears To Be Headed To IR

By Ernie Padaon

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

It appears that San Diego Chargers WR Malcom Floyd will be heading to the IR with the recent addition of Lavelle Hawkins. Here is a tweet from his agent:

The @nfl is a tough game-thank u 4 all the best wishes for @Exclusive_SG client Malcom Floyd-he will be back &stronger than ever next season

— Buddy Baker (@ESG_Baker) October 1, 2013

It indicated that Malcom will be back next season. That is a tough loss to a really good guy and player. I wish the best for his recovery and hopefully we get to see him back on the field again. That was a scary collision that he had in the middle of the field.

Malcom Floyd has been a strong player for the Chargers and looked like he was about to break out in that game, but then he was taken out.

Floyd was injured in week 2 against the Philadelphia Eagles when he attempted to catch a pass over the middle and before he went down, he ducked his head and was hit. He had to leave the game on a stretcher and left the stadium in an ambulance.

Best wishes Malcom.

With Malcom headed to the IR list, he will not be eligible to play for the rest of this season. In his absence, Keenan Allen will be the starter opposite of Vincent Brown. Allen stepped up big last week against the Dallas Cowboys and those performances will be needed moving forward.