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Bolts' Malcom Floyd 'dodged a bullet' on knee injury

Malcom Floyd had a smile on his face at San Diego Chargers training camp Tuesday. It was as good a sign as any that the wide receiver had escaped disaster.

The Chargers reportedly feared Floyd had suffered a season-ending knee injury after he crumpled to the turf during practice Monday. It would have been a calamitous setback for the Chargers, who still are dealing with the fallout of Danario Alexander's torn ACL a week earlier.

An initial MRI of Floyd's injury revealed a strain, with more tests to come. Floyd knows he lucked out.

"It could have been worse. ... (The knee) feels better than it did yesterday," Floyd told reporters Tuesday, via U-T San Diego. "Fortunately, I kind of dodged a bullet."

Floyd admitted his concern that his career could be over at the time of the injury. That won't be the case, though Floyd will get a second opinion on the injury from Dr. James Andrews.

Floyd likely is sidelined for the rest of camp. He hopes to be ready for the start of the Chargers' regular season. That might be pushing it, but Floyd has reason to smile anyway.

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