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Report: Malcolm Floyd out until at least Week One

Malcolm Floyd, James Dockery AP

The Chargers breathed a sigh of relief on Monday when they learned that wide receiver Malcolm Floyd has a knee strain rather than a torn ACL, but it still may be some time before he’s able to return to the lineup.

Ed Werder of ESPN reports that Floyd will be out of the lineup until at least Week One as a result of the injury, which would leave the Chargers without two of the top three receivers on their depth chart when training camp got underway. Danario Alexander tore his ACL earlier in camp and will miss the entire season as a result.

Rookie Keenan Allen will likely step into Floyd’s role until the veteran is able to return while Vincent Brown will hold down the other starting receiver spot. Both of those players have injury histories of their own and any further losses would leave the Chargers to count on the likes of Robert Meachem and Eddie Royal to do almost all of the heavy lifting at receiver, which would not bode well for the Chargers passing game.

While that would be a change from the hand-wringing about the pass blocking in recent years, it wouldn’t be a welcome state of affairs in San Diego.

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8 Responses to “Report: Malcolm Floyd out until at least Week One”
  1. joetoronto says: Aug 13, 2013 11:32 AM

    The annual preseason Super Bowl Express train has already derailed.

    Choo choo!

  2. mrgroovesd says: Aug 13, 2013 11:34 AM

    That’s better than a torn ACL.

  3. acanniv says: Aug 13, 2013 11:44 AM

    Wyoming Cowboy!

  4. tindeaux says: Aug 13, 2013 12:25 PM

    aj’s curse or something? too many injuries already?

  5. humb0lt says: Aug 13, 2013 12:30 PM

    Rest up, M-80. Gives Keenan Allen the reps he needs for the remainder of the preseason to prepare him to compete for OROY.

    Wouldn’t you know we’re riding the San Diego Chargers Super Bowl Express. Allll on booooard the traaaain!

  6. thestrategyexpert says: Aug 13, 2013 1:43 PM

    Well that’s a relief, it would be no fun to see the Chargers handicapped with another WR out. That division badly needs somebody to compete with Denver.

  7. robgilman says: Aug 13, 2013 3:22 PM

    Looking more and more like Oakland will be the surprise wild card this year

  8. zeddicuszorander says: Aug 13, 2013 7:04 PM

    Canada’s sad man crush on the Chargers continues. You’d think with universal health care he’d take advantage of psychiatric care.

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