San Diego Chargers Malcom Floyd has sprained right knee; ACL injury unlikely

Nov 25, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers wide receiver Malcom Floyd (80) dunks the ball over the goal post after scoring during the second quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Well, it’s not completely awful news for San Diego Chargers wide receiver Malcom Floyd, who the team feared had tore his right ACL earlier today during practice.

Floyd underwent testing tonight which showed the sprained right knee, though, the sprain doesn’t mean Floyd is free from any possible ACL damage. The Chargers plan to send Floyd for further testing tomorrow to get confirmation on a potential ligament injury.

Per Michael Gehlken:

Initial MRI results show a sprain for Malcom Floyd. More testing coming Tuesday.

It’s unlikely that Floyd has any significant ligament damage, but the team, being concerned as they were will essentially send Floyd for a second opinion which is why they’re requesting further tests.

Still, a sprain would shut down Floyd for the next few weeks but it would save the Chargers from being completely void of any depth in their wide receiver corps once the season opens.

The Chargers already lost top receiver Danario Alexander to an ACL injury earlier in training camp and are down to reserves as their starters if Floyd was to miss any significant time.

Either way, it looks as if Floyd (barring something unexpected during testing tomorrow) dodged a major bullet.

Topics: Malcom Floyd, San Diego Chargers

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  • james pollei

    Feeeeuuuwww!

    I think it might be time to change the turf over on Murray Ridge.

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