Can Chargers fix their WR corps?
August, 13, 2013
By Tom Carpenter | ESPN Insider
UPDATE: Per ESPN NFL Insider Ed Werder, Malcom Floyd will have his MRI reviewed by other doctors, including Dr. James Andrews, to make sure the initial diagnosis of a sprained knee is correct.
"Even if the initial diagnosis is accurate, it is expected that Floyd will not return until the regular-season opener against the Texans in the second half of ESPN's 'Monday Night Football' doubleheader and possibly not until Week 2 when the Chargers travel to play the Eagles," Werder wrote. "The reason Floyd is seeking a second opinion is that small tears in ligaments are often difficult to see."
The San Diego Chargers got some good news Monday night when an MRI revealed that Malcom Floyd suffered only a sprained ACL, not a complete tear, as had initially been feared, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune's Michael Gehlken. It's not clear how severe the sprain is nor exactly how long it will take for him to recover, but obviously a torn ACL would have ended his season. Technically, the Chargers schedule is as friendly as can be, since they don't kick off their season opener until the second of two games on Monday, Sept. 9, which means he has nearly a month to get ready.