Leonard Floyd has struggled to stay healthy since being selected ninth overall during the 2016 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears. The starting outside linebacker is once again dealing with an injury, a fractured hand that required surgery on Sunday.
Head coach Matt Nagy shared this news with reporters on Monday, noting the Bears are “optimistic” that Floyd can play in Week 1.
Bears LB Leonard Floyd had surgery yesterday to repair a right hand fracture — "we're optimistic" he'll play Week 1, per HC Matt Nagy
— Michele Steele (@MicheleSteele) August 20, 2018
In 22 games thus far in his career, Floyd has shown he’s talented enough to become a star in this league if he can stay on the field. He has tallied 67 tackles, 11.5 sacks, one forced fumble, two recoveries and has a defensive touchdown to his credit.