Malcom Floyd Injury: Updates on Chargers WR's Neck After Hit from DeMeco Ryans
San Diego Chargers wide receiver Malcom Floyd suffered a scary injury after getting slammed between two Philadelphia Eagles defenders, including an onrushing DeMeco Ryans.
He is out for the season after being placed on IR Oct. 1.
UPDATE: Friday, Sept. 20
From FOX Sports 1's Mike Garafolo:
And expect Malcom Floyd to miss a few games for the Chargers. Rough estimate right now: a month. Taking it slow, for obvious reasons.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) September 20, 2013
UPDATE: Monday, Sept. 16
From Michael Gehlken of U-T San Diego:
Malcom Floyd wearing a neck brace. Says he is sore. "As soon as I got hit, my limbs went limp. ... I could be in a wheelchair."— Michael Gehlken (@UTgehlken) September 16, 2013
From Annie Heilbrunn:
Malcom Floyd is here in neck brace. Diagnosed as a sprain. Said limbs went limp and huge shock in body when hit. pic.twitter.com/uWIrNj1w9W— Annie Heilbrunn (@annieheilbrunn) September 16, 2013
Here's an image of the scary scene courtesy of Bleacher Report on Twitter:
Aditi Kinkhabwala of the NFL Network adds that multiple players were praying as he was down on the field.
Stretcher on field for Malcolm Floyd. Teammate Philip Rivers is praying. So is Eagles' Brandon Hughes.— Aditi Kinkhabwala (@AKinkhabwala) September 15, 2013
Here's the hit that caused the scare:
Ashley Fox of ESPN passed along a picture of the scene around Floyd, which quickly filled up with concerned players from both sides.
Scene around Malcolm Floyd. pic.twitter.com/fICUHaIrIX— Ashley Fox (@AshleyFoxESPN) September 15, 2013
The hit is certainly tough to watch. Even though Ryans led with his shoulder, the fact Floyd was being dragged down by another defender at the same time put his body in a comprising spot, and the result was a very worrisome injury.
Hopefully the initial reports about his status are promising and it turns out to be nothing more than a bad hit. As for now, all that's known is that he won't return to the game due to what's being called a neck injury, reports Gehlken.
Malcom Floyd will not return to game. It's officially a neck injury.— Michael Gehlken (@UTgehlken) September 15, 2013
Ian Rapoport of NFL.com followed:
#Chargers WR Malcom Floyd, taken off on a stretcher, has feeling in his limbs and is coherent, source says. On his way to the hospital— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 15, 2013
There was good news after the game, as Gehlken reported that Floyd will not be hospitalized overnight.
Good news for Malcom Floyd: Will not be hospitalized overnight in Philadelphia, per source. He's flying back to San Diego with team.— Michael Gehlken (@UTgehlken) September 15, 2013
More information will be provided as it becomes available.
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