San Diego Chargers Lose Two More Players to Season-Ending Injuries

Jay BrownContributor IDecember 18, 2012

SAN DIEGO, CA - DECEMBER 16: Malcom Floyd #80 of the San Diego Chargers catches a pass and scores a touchdown against James Dockery #31 the Carolina Panthers on December 16, 2012 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
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As if the 31-7 blowout loss to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday wasn't bad enough, the San Diego Chargers were dealt yet another blow when wide receiver Malcom Floyd and guard Reggie Wells were placed on the injured reserve list for the remaining two weeks of the season.

According to a report from, Floyd injured his ankle late in the game as the Chargers were running out the clock.

Wells, who was starting in his second consecutive game, injured his ankle and toe in the second half.

This move come on the heels of the addition of running back Ryan Mathews, who was placed on injured reserve on Monday after sustaining an injury to his surgically repaired shoulder against the Panthers as well.

Mathews originally broke his clavicle after taking his first snap of the preseason against the Green Bay Packers. He missed the rest of the preseason as well as the first two games of the regular season.

He has carried the ball 187 times for 707 yards and one touchdown.

The Chargers signed wide receiver Mike Willie and defensive end Damik Scafe from the practice squad to the active 53-man roster.

With adding Floyd and Wells to injured reserve, the Chargers now have 15 players out for the season.

Of those 15 players, 11 were starters.

Malcom Floyd's season could be described as mediocre at best. With Vincent Jackson leaving via free agency, Floyd became the Chargers' number one receiver. He will finish the season with 56 catches, 814 yards and five touchdowns.

The Chargers have two games remaining as they travel to New York on Sunday to play a beleaguered Jets team and will finish out the 2012 season at home against the Oakland Raiders.