Chargers receiver Malcom Floyd expected to be cleared for 2014 season after neck injury

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Tuesday May 20th, 2014

Malcom Floyd injury: San Diego Chargers receiver expects to be cleared for 2014 seasonMalcom Floyd (left) sustained a season-ending and career-threatening neck injury in Week 2 against the Eagles. (Al Tielemans/SI)

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."

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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.

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