Sep 15, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; San Diego Chargers wide receiver Malcom Floyd (80) catches a pass under pressure from Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Brandon Hughes (27) during the second quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports
Malcom Floyd is going to keep working. He is going to keep pushing through and keep pushing his way back onto the football field. After the scary neck injury that he suffered last season, there were many questions about him hanging his cleats up to protect his future. He has a different mind-set though. He wants to get back onto the field to test things out. He wants to be back with his teammates. The firs step will be the offseason workouts next week:
“I’ll definitely be there for that,” he said with his trademark ear-to-ear smile. “I’m excited to be back and just be around my teammates again. You don’t realize how much you take for granted until you go through something like I did, so it feels good to be back. I know I’m in good hands with (Head Athletic Trainer) James Collins and his staff. I’m listening to their advice and to my body, and I feel like I’m in a good position right now. I feel really good running and everything.” (Ricky Henne via Chargers.com)
Having Malcom back on the football field would be a huge boost for the offense. Keenan Allen stepped up last year and showed that he can be a star in this league. Malcom has been working with Philip Rivers and the offense for years and they have developed a chemistry that cannot be taught. Having both Allen and Floyd on the field at the same time would be a huge win for the offense.
We still are not out of the woods yet. This will be the first step in his return to the game. He still has a lot more work to do and a lot of hurdles to clear. He hasn’t been 100% cleared for football activities yet. He still has to get back in football shape. The work has just started, but we will be rooting for him every step of the way.