Floyd underwent surgery on his fractured right hand Sunday, The Athletic's Kevin Fishbain reports.
Floyd went down with the hand injury during Saturday's preseason tilt against the Broncos, but the Bears are optimistic he'll be available for Week 1 of the regular season despite his recent surgery. The starting outside linebacker wouldn't be at 100 percent, but could potentially play with a club or cast on the hand at that point. In the meantime, Isaiah Irving and Kasim Edebali could see additional reps with the first-team defense across from Sam Acho.
Floyd will undergo further testing after injuring his left hand during Saturday's 24-23 preseason win against the Broncos, Rich Campbell of The Chicago Tribune reports.
Floyd's injuries keep stacking up, as he missed the final six games of 2017 and all spring practices after having surgery on his MCL and PCL. He was spotted wearing a hard cast after the game, but there was no comment on the severity of his injury. The Bears next preseason game is Saturday against the Chiefs, so the results will be available by then.
Floyd continued his progression from the MCL and PCL sprains he suffered in his right knee in November, finally getting onto the field last week with a brace on his right leg. The 25-year-old will now have plenty of additional time to rest up before training camp kicks off in mid-July, as he is expected be a main cog in the Bears' pass rush in 2018. Floyd has played only 22 games over his first two seasons, recording 11.5 sacks, two safeties and a forced fumble.
Floyd (knee) has started to go through 7-on-7 drills this week and should be full speed for training camp, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic Chicago reports.
It was announced a few months back that Floyd, who suffered MCL and PCL sprains in his right knee last November, was expected back for the team's offseason programs, so it appears everything is going smoothly in his recovery. The fact that he's already going through 7-on-7 drills means the 6-foot-6 linebacker should be at full strength for training camp, though the Bears could take it easy and give Floyd some days off throughout the summer. Either way, this is yet another encouraging update indicating Floyd should be ready to take on a significant role in 2018.
Floyd's 2017 season ended prematurely after the 2016 first-rounder was placed on injured reserve in November with a sprained MCL and PCL in his right knee. It's fortunate he didn't suffer any damage to his ACL, as that likely would've required a longer recovery time and forced him to miss a portion of the Bears' offseason program, a notion that doesn't seem to be of any concern anymore.
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