Months after it was reported that Malcom Floyd may never play football again, it appears he’s on track to return to the game he loves. After a scary neck injury, Floyd has been impressing coaches and teammates alike at OTAs as the San Diego Chargers look to build on their 2013 campaign when they picked up another playoff win.
San Diego coach Mike McCoy told Chargers.com that Malcom Floyd is back to being able to play and that’s something that makes him more than happy to see given how long the receiver has been around the league and how hard he’s worked to come back from his injury.
“[Floyd has] worked so hard and that’s why he’s played so long in this league….It was great to have him out there today. He looked and moved around like the old Malcom. So we’re off to a good start with him.”
Malcom Floyd has had to battle through many hard questions in the last few months. He could have walked away from football and no one would have second guessed his decision. But it appears that the wide receiver has followed his passion and put in the work so that he can return to the field and contribute in 2014.
“I didn’t give up (and) just stayed working out every day,” Floyd said. “There were some questions there, but I just didn’t give up. The doctors said there was a chance of me getting back out there, so I just kept working and now I’m here.”
Phillip Rivers summed up the piece with a vote of confidence for an old pal and teammate. “I know he feels good, he feels strong, he feels confident. He looks great. We all expect him to be the Malcolm we’ve always known.”