The Chargers feared Monday night they had in a span of seven days lost two starting wide receivers for the year to the same injury.

An MRI result offered significant relief.

Initial testing shows Malcom Floyd strained his knee in practice Monday afternoon a team spokesman said. More information could be forthcoming but it appears the 10th-year veteran avoided sharing the fate of Danario Alexander whose season ended Aug. 6 upon suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

Recovery from a knee strain can take as few as seven to 14 days said Dr. Daniel Kharrazi an orthopedic surgeon at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles. While having extensive experience with athletes Kharrazi has not evaluated Floyd personally and the team has not released a formal timetable for his recovery.

But a strain is good news for the Chargers.