Malcom Floyd to get second opinion on knee strain, could be out until Week 2
San Diego Chargers wide receiver Malcom Floyd will have the results of an MRI he got on Monday sent to other specialists in order to get a second opinion on an injury the team is calling a knee strain. According to a report Tuesday from Ed Werder of ESPN, the reason for the second opinion is that small tears in ligaments are difficult to see, so the other specialists will look to confirm whether he has been correctly diagnosed.
Regardless, the injury could keep the 31-year-old out until the Chargers' Week 2 matchup on the road against the Philadelphia Eagles, according to Werder, who said the Chargers have not placed a timetable on his return. Due to various injuries throughout his nine-year NFL career, Floyd has played 16 games in a season only once -- 2009 -- but has established himself as perhaps the most reliable target, when healthy, for quarterback Philip Rivers as of late.
Floyd, who led the Chargers with 56 receptions and 814 yards last season, suffered the knee injury during practice Monday in a collision with cornerback Shareece Wright. San Diego is already without its other top wide receiver, Danario Alexander, who tore his ACL in a collision -- also with Wright -- on Aug. 6 and has been ruled out for the season. SI Wire: NFLPA signs off on protocol for HGH population study