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Malcom Floyd resumes running, football return remains uncertain

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Chargers wide receiver Malcom Floyd said recently that he hopes to resume his NFL career after last September’s serious neck injury and he’s taken a step toward that return.

Floyd told Michael Gehlken of U-T San Diego that he has resumed running as part of the rehabilitation process and has been cleared to start lifting weights as well. Neither of those milestones make a return a sure thing as the severity of the injury and possibility of reinjury both remain obstacles he’ll have to clear to find his way back into the Chargers’ lineup.

“It’s not quite there yet, but it’s getting there,” Floyd said. “There’s really no timetable. It’s pretty much just basing it on how I am and how well I feel. … There’s still a little discomfort in there, but it’s a lot better. … I’m getting there. It just felt good to start running again and becoming more active. I’m feeling a lot better as far as that goes.”

As long as there’s still pain in his neck, it’s unrealistic to think Floyd’s return to action is around the corner. The fact that he’s progressed enough to lose the neck brace and ramp up his physical activities is still encouraging, though, and hopefully there will be more where that came from in the weeks and months to come.

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15 Responses to “Malcom Floyd resumes running, football return remains uncertain”
  1. thevikesarebest says: Mar 2, 2014 10:23 AM

    He would be 3rd or 4th string on my Vikings squad.

  2. goldiehawn9 says: Mar 2, 2014 10:32 AM

    Get well soon Malcom – we need you!

  3. gman6679 says: Mar 2, 2014 10:43 AM

    God speed Malcom. Our players are with you for a 100% recovery.

  4. billyburley says: Mar 2, 2014 10:47 AM

    All the best to Floyd. He went undrafted and had a hell of a career even if he has played his last snap.

  5. carlosinator says: Mar 2, 2014 10:49 AM

    Let’s GO M80! Praying for you… hope you get well enough to come back, awesome display of Athleticism and Pride in work ethic. GO CHAAAAARGERS!!!

  6. gumbogumbo says: Mar 2, 2014 10:55 AM

    Will lightning strike twice?!

  7. thevikesarebest says: Mar 2, 2014 10:56 AM

    He wud be 3rd string on my vikings squad.

  8. lagg1 says: Mar 2, 2014 11:28 AM

    This is a warrior!

  9. chargersdiehard says: Mar 2, 2014 11:35 AM

    Reguardless if he returns to football or not M80 can hold his head high. In a league full of knuckleheads he has been a pro on and off the field. Wish him nothing but the best.

  10. seattlemike25 says: Mar 2, 2014 11:37 AM

    He’s welcome to try out for the Seahawks/Ring, but it’s going to cost a player of his caliber $250k for the honor.

  11. gman6679 says: Mar 2, 2014 11:39 AM

    You would need a quarterback to actually throw to him, and a real team to try to paly football. Troller.

  12. carlsbadboltfan says: Mar 2, 2014 12:45 PM

    Would love to see him back. I still cringe when I see the reply of his injury.

  13. bizieman says: Mar 2, 2014 1:02 PM

    To bad he has to play for the Chargers. Only team in the AFC West that hasn’t won a superbowl.

  14. icanspeel says: Mar 2, 2014 1:29 PM

    Would love to have Malcom back on the Chargers, but part of me thinks he should call it a career and not risk another bad hit like that.

  15. janvanflac says: Mar 2, 2014 1:58 PM

    That was a scary injury, he’s lucky he’s not paralyzed. He’s had a long career….time to move on I think, not worth the risk when your spine is compromised.

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