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Malcom Floyd taken off on stretcher after hit to head


Chargers wide receiver Malcom Floyd had a huge first half in Philadelphia, catching five passes for 102 yards, but a scary hit on the first play of the third quarter has knocked him out of the game.

Floyd was trying to make a catch over the middle on a pass from Philip Rivers and got hit from behind by safety Nate Allen, who tried to ride him to the turf. Doing so pushed Floyd’s head down as linebacker DeMeco Ryans came in from the other side, creating a massive collision that impacted the receiver’s head and neck.The hit wasn’t penalized and shouldn’t have been given the circumstances that led to the blow, which caused Floyd to drop the ball for an incompletion as he went to the turf.

There was a long delay as medical staff attended to Floyd with players from both teams gathered around near midfield. It’s never a scene that you like to see, although it was heartening to see Floyd moving his legs as he was immobilized and placed on a stretcher to be taken off the field.

We’ll keep eyes out for updates that will hopefully tell us that Floyd is on his way to a full recovery.

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13 Responses to “Malcom Floyd taken off on stretcher after hit to head”
  1. nuclearwarfare says: Sep 15, 2013 2:58 PM

    Man, I saw that hit unfold and then saw the cut-away of the ambulance taking him to the hospital. Hope he’s ok.

  2. seattlerogueburner says: Sep 15, 2013 3:01 PM

    Wishing a speedy recovery. Scary hit.

  3. Bearfan54 says: Sep 15, 2013 3:05 PM

    Prayers are with you Malcolm. Get well soon.

  4. chargersdiehard says: Sep 15, 2013 3:07 PM

    On behalf of chargers fans, thank you to the fans who clapped and cheered for M80 as he was carted off.

  5. landroo says: Sep 15, 2013 3:11 PM

    Would not be surprised if it’s a broken neck, got severely compressed on the hit by Ryans. The fact he moved shortly after he went down was a good sign, but he was down for a long time before they were able to move him onto the stretcher. Hope he will be okay!!

  6. daboltfan says: Sep 15, 2013 3:11 PM

    saw it glad the referees didn’t call a penalty. more bad calls have been made when the flag was thrown then not. peeps to Malcolm for almost catching the ball.can’t wait for him to get back.

  7. eaglesfan036 says: Sep 15, 2013 3:14 PM

    It was a clean football hit, it was just an unlucky hit. Hope Floyd is okay.

  8. The Shoeman says: Sep 15, 2013 3:15 PM

    On behalf of Eagles fans,

    Get-Well-Soon . . Malcolm !

  9. dezertdweller says: Sep 15, 2013 4:34 PM

    Thought’s and Prayers bro

  10. orivar says: Sep 15, 2013 4:37 PM

    They said he could feel his limbs so that’s a good news.

  11. petehemlock says: Sep 15, 2013 4:51 PM

    I thought it was Malcom.

  12. thesuddentruth says: Sep 15, 2013 4:56 PM

    Ryans eyed him coming in and lowered shoulder to Floyd’s head while his teammate was riding Floyd’s back. NO WAY that was a clean head. Agree with Landroo above, massive cervical compression.

    Ryan wanted some cheap payback because Floyd was burning him and the DBs all day.

    Hope Ryans feels good about himself. He knows what he did. Hopefully karma catches up with him one day.

  13. mrslindacave says: Sep 15, 2013 8:34 PM

    I saw the game today and that hit against a defenseless player, or in this case, Floyd was completely out of line. How in the world anyone can say that was a clean hit I’ll never know. I thought the NFL had a zero tolerance policy for necks and heads given all the concussions taking place. I am so disappointed with the “no call”. I’m only praying M-80 will have a full and speedy recovery.

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