Leonard Floyd no longer playing with club on his hand

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Bears linebacker Leonard Floyd broke his right hand in a preseason game against the Broncos and he’s worn a club to protect it in the first two games of the regular season.

He won’t have to wear it against the the Cardinals in Sunday’s road game, however. Head coach Matt Nagy said that Floyd will be wearing a flexible hand brace this week and is “getting a little bit closer to where he needs to be.”

Floyd has five tackles and a fumble recovery in the first two games and defensive coordinator Vic Fangio said any assessment of his play thus far has to take into account his physical condition.

“I think in light of the circumstances that he’s played with, with one hand, he’s done fine,” Fangio said, via the Chicago Tribune. “To come to any conclusions about his play over the first two games would be not very prudent.”

The Bears have a league-high 10 sacks in the first two weeks. A healthier Floyd could help them add to that total.

9 responses to “Leonard Floyd no longer playing with club on his hand

  1. Well, I just hope it’s not too soon. We don’t want him breaking it again and then getting held back any further.

  2. Floyd is an ok player….but needs to step his game and stay on the field. He has not played up to his draft status of the 9th overall pick. However, he plays better than Kevin the Bust White from the previous draft.

  3. Happy to hear Floyd is coming a long, but the concern right now is will Mitch pan out. I am confident and positive he will eventually come around to be the QB the Bears need, but only time will tell. I think by week six-seven we should have a better feeling about the QB position in Chicago.

  4. Great news to hear, like a few of you have already said, don’t rush it. Keep everyone nice and healthy! I’ll be in Arizona this weekend, can’t wait. Go Bears!

  5. I give it a week or two before Bears’ fans turn completely annoying and obnoxious.

    LOL, as a Bears fan, I’m afraid this is probably true.

  6. Skinny legs so cant power rush. I wonder how many of his sacks (none so far this year) come from outside speed rush vs inside. Suspect most are outside. Not a fan his high draft pick.

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