After hearing the stories about Malcom Floyd's injury at practice, and the response of his teammates, this isn't necessarily surprising:
Chargers fear WR Malcom Floyd tore ACL; he's undergoing MRI tonight. SD already has lost WR Danario Alexander to torn ACL.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 13, 2013
His teammates kneeled around him and prayed when he was injured. Mike McCoy immediately called for the trainers. Nobody knows a bad injury better than these players and coaches, and they're pretty sure it's a bad one.
I thought this was a cool tribute, but also a bad sign for Malcom....
Malcom Floyd the consummate leader and mentor among Chargers WRs. Proof: 45 min after practice, WRs still working, just as he'd want them to— Michael Gehlken (@UTgehlken) August 13, 2013
Those guys know what's up. They know that they just went from a group of guys backing up Danario Alexander and Malcom Floyd to filling the starting roles for both guys in the matter of a week. They want to make sure they're as prepared as possible to accept the challenge of playing on the outside after weeks of learning the routes of the inside WRs.
Based on the reactions, I'd be surprised if this comes back as anything but a torn right ACL for Malcom Floyd, who was just starting to escape the "injury prone" tag. Just like it probably ended the career of Danario Alexander, this is probably the last time Floyd will get a chance to be a starter in the NFL.
One note to remember in all of this is that Schefter has broken most of the San Diego Chargers stories since Mike McCoy took over as Head Coach. Word around town is that they have a good relationship going back to their time together in Denver. If Schefter is hearing that the team thinks it's a torn ACL, there's a good chance he's getting it from McCoy.