The San Diego Chargers appear to have avoided what they had earlier feared — that top wide receiver Malcom Floyd tore his ACL. A Chargers spokesman told USA Today's Lindsay H. Jones Monday night that an MRI had revealed only a knee "strain" after a one-on-one collision in practice Tuesday.
ESPN.com's Adam Schefter reported Monday night of the Chargers' initial fears. A torn ACL would have created even more problems in an already depleted wide receiving corps. The Chargers already lost No. 2 receiver Danario Alexander to the same injury last week.
Floyd had to be carted off the Chargers' practice field on Monday after suffering what appeared to be a right knee injury.
Overall, the two injuries lead to a wealth of talent loss for the Chargers, even if Floyd is only out for a short period of time. Alexander caught 37 passes and a team-high seven touchdown receptions last season. Floyd, meanwhile, led the Chargers with 56 receptions for 814 yards. He has become quarterback Philip Rivers’s most reliable target.