In the first play of the third quarter, Philip Rivers threw a pass to Malcom Floyd. Floyd got the ball in his hands and immediately had a defender on his back. He tried to fall to the ground, lowering his head before getting hit by DeMeco Ryans. The hit seemed to compress Floyd's neck, and he ended up being taken off the field on a stretcher and taken to a local hospital.
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Scene around Malcolm Floyd. pic.twitter.com/fICUHaIrIX— Ashley Fox (@AshleyFoxESPN) September 15, 2013
Malcom Floyd being wheeled off, immobilized. He had moved his legs beforehand, moving fingers now.— UTKevinAcee (@UTKevinAcee) September 15, 2013
It was a really tough scene to watch, and although I hoped for a thumbs up from the longtime Chargers WR, there was none. The team completed the drive, going downfield and scoring a touchdown to give them a 20-10 lead.