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Chargers wide receiver Malcom Floyd carted off field with right knee injury

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Malcom Floyd injured his knee on Monday (USA Today Sports Images)

The San Diego Chargers are holding their breath after Malcom Floyd, the team's No. 1 receiver, is undergoing an MRI after injuring his right knee during Monday's practice, Michael Gelken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Initial reports from the Chargers are that Floyd has a strain, but more tests will be conducted on Tuesday.

Floyd's injury comes one week after Danario Alexander, the No. 2 receiver, was lost for the season to a torn ACL.

According to Tom Krasovic of the San Diego Union-Tribune, Floyd was in a one-on-one battle with cornerback Shareece Wright when he went to the ground as head coach Mike McCoy immediately called for the trainers.

Losing Floyd for any amount of time would be a disaster for the Chargers. Floyd, who turns 32 in September, was the Chargers' offensive MVP in 2012, catching 56 passes for 814 yards and five touchdowns. Early on in the 2012 season, the Chargers signed Floyd to a three-year, $11.55 million contract extension that included a $2.75 million option bonus that was exercised earlier this year and $1.5 million in fully guaranteed base salary for the 2013 season.

With Alexander already out for the season, the Chargers were down to 2011 third-round pick Vincent Brown, 2013 third-round pick Keenan Allen and 2012 free agent additions/disappointments Eddie Royal and Robert Meachem at wide receiver. One possible free agent option is Brandon Lloyd, who played for McCoy with the Denver Broncos.

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