Posted October 01, 2013

Chargers’ Dwight Freeney, Malcom Floyd out for season

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Dwight Freeney is out for the season. (Getty Images)

Dwight Freeney is out for the season. (Getty Images)

Chargers wide receiver Malcom Floyd and outside linebacker Dwight Freeney will both miss the rest of the season, the team announced Tuesday.

Floyd had to be immobilized after a scary neck injury during San Diego’s second game. While bringing in a catch, Floyd was hit from behind by Philadelphia’s Nate Allen. As he tried to control the ball, Floyd was then hit by DeMeco Ryans. The NFL fined Ryans $21,000 for striking a defenseless receiver.

Floyd was ruled out “indefinitely” with a sprained neck and now will sit out the rest of the year. He does not need surgery, though, FOX Sports’ Mike Garafolo reported.

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Freeney, the long-time Colts standout in his first season with San Diego, tore his quad on Sunday. He will need surgery.


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