San Diego Chargers’ Malcom Floyd in Neck Brace, Out Indefinitely
After a five-catch, 102-yard first-half performance, Floyd was sandwiched between Nate Allen and DeMeco Ryans while attempting to make a catch on the first play from scrimmage of the second half. Floyd stayed down for a good ten minutes and was taken off the field in a stretcher. A CT scan on Floyd’s neck was negative, but Floyd in all likelihood will be out for San Diego’s matchup this Sunday against the Tennessee Titans, and probably much longer.
Floyd has been through a lot over the past month. Floyd went down with a bad-looking knee injury in practice on August 13, but the injury wasn’t as bad as originally thought, and he returned to practice just two weeks later. Floyd “dodged a bullet” with the first injury, but may not have been as lucky the second time around.
Neck injuries are no joke, and need to be taken care of properly and cautiously. Though the Chargers lose a lot without the veteran big-play receiver, who has proven chemistry with Philip Rivers, the team can’t rush him back.
Luckily for the Bolts, Eddie Royal and Keenan Allen both stepped up in Floyd’s absence against the Eagles and along with Vincent Brown, looked poised to pick up the slack. Royal scored three touchdowns on Sunday and leads the league with five scores through the first two weeks, while Allen, who will likely take Floyd’s place in the lineup, made two great catches on third down against Philly.
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