The San Diego Chargers can now breathe a sigh of relief after an MRI revealed that wide receiver Malcom Floyd suffered a sprained right knee at Monday’s practice and not a torn ACL.
Floyd had to be carted off the field on Monday and all signs pointed to a serious knee injury.
Floyd is not out of the woods yet, but this was the best possible outcome that the team could have hoped for at this point. The 31-year-old veteran will undergo further testing tomorrow, but the initial medical diagnosis is very encouraging.
When Floyd went down at Monday’s practice, the Chargers were still trying to come to grips with the loss of Danario Alexander less than a week ago when he tore his right ACL in practice.
For a team that is already short on depth at the wide receiver position, losing Floyd for the season would have likely have spelled disaster for quarterback Philip Rivers and the Bolts.