When San Diego Chargers wide receiver Malcom Floyd suffered a major neck injury last September against the Philadelphia Eagles, concerns weren't over Floyd's ability to play football again but whether he would be able to have a normal life beyond the game.
It's been a slow road to recovery for the veteran wideout, but Floyd will not only emerge from the scare completely healthy moving forward -- he's also expected to be cleared to play this season, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune.
"The doc said … I'm at risk just like anybody else," Floyd said Monday. "There's not really a worry. … I'm feeling good. I think I feel like my old self."
A slow-motion replay showed the terrifying hyper-extension of Floyd's neck as he was sandwiched between two defenders while attempting to make a catch. Floyd was carted off the field and taken to a local hospital.
The Chargers placed Floyd on the injured reserve list, and he sat out for the remainder of the season. The Union-Tribune story describes him calling out plays before the snap while watching games from home.