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Chargers' Malcom Floyd Out For Preseason, Getting Second Opinion

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Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images.
Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images.

There were concerns that San Diego Chargers WR Malcom Floyd tore his ACL after going down in practice yesterday, but an MRI confirmed that he only has a sprain. He was in visible pain for several minutes before being carted off the field, and the Chargers feared the worst for his health.

While the sprain is expected to keep him out throughout the preseason and possibly even longer, the team is anticipating his return into the Chargers’ lineup at some point during the regular season. However, Floyd is still getting a second opinion on his MRI, so he’s not completely out of the woods just yet.

The Chargers can hardly afford to lose Floyd after WR Danario Alexander tore his ACL, and they’re likely to be very cautious when dealing with his recovery and medical examinations.

The famed Dr. James Andrews is being consulted on the injury, so it’s clear that they’re taking every precaution. Floyd and the Chargers can only hope that Andrews doesn’t find something that the team doctors were unable to see.