In March, Chargers wide receiver Malcom Floyd said that he had been cleared to begin running and lifting weights after the neck injury that forced him off the field on a stretcher last September.
That injury ended Floyd’s season and cast doubt on his ability to return to the field at any point in the future. It’s still not clear whether Floyd will be able to play again, but he’s still working on a comeback.
The next milestone in that comeback will come next week. Floyd told the Chargers website that he’ll be at the start of the team’s offseason workouts.
“I’ll definitely be there for that,” Floyd said. “I’m excited to be back and just be around my teammates again. You don’t realize how much you take for granted until you go through something like I did, so it feels good to be back. I know I’m in good hands with (trainer) James Collins and his staff. I’m listening to their advice and to my body, and I feel like I’m in a good position right now. I feel really good running and everything.”
Floyd hasn’t been cleared to do all activities and it may be a while before that comes as he was still experiencing discomfort in his neck last month. It’s a small step, then, but a necessary one if Floyd is going to be able to resume his playing career.