Floyd has surgery on fractured hand

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CHICAGO, IL – AUGUST 10: Leonard Floyd #94 of the Chicago Bears rushes past Menelik Watson #75 of the Denver Broncos during a preseason game at Soldier Field on August 10, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bears starting linebacker Leonard Floyd has been hit with another injury. This time it’s a fracture in his right hand that he suffered Saturday night in the Bears’ preseason game in Denver.

Floyd injured his index and middle fingers on his right hand when he tried to brace himself while falling after being cut-block by Broncos tackle Garett Bolles. Mat Nagy confirmed the fracture Monday during a press conference at Halas Hall. Nagy says the Bears are optimistic that Floyd still might be able to play in the regular season opener in Green Bay.

“It might require something in regards to having a cast or a club-type deal (on his hand),” said Nagy. “There’s been evidence of guys that have had that and been productive, so that’s what we’re hoping right now.”

Last year Floyd missed the final six games of the season with a knee injury. In his rookie year of 2016 he missed action with a calf injury and a concussion.

Nagy also said Monday that tight end Adam Shaheen has a sprained ankle.

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