John Fox says “things look encouraging” for Leonard Floyd

AP

Bears rookie linebacker Leonard Floyd left Sunday’s game against the Giants on a backboard after a neck injury in the fourth quarter.

Floyd’s helmet crashed into defensive tackle Akiem Hicks’ leg while the two men were trying to tackle Giants running back Rashad Jennings. Floyd was moving on the field after the play, but was immobilized by the medical staff and loaded onto a cart after being evaluated on the field.

Bears coach John Fox said after the game that Floyd was at the hospital undergoing tests and that “things look encouraging” for the team’s first-round pick. Fox reiterated that Floyd was moving and said he did not know if Floyd would fly home with the team on Sunday night.

Floyd had two tackles on Sunday and has five sacks and a forced fumble in eight games overall this season.