NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport first reported the injury, saying Floyd was expected to miss six weeks and possibly the start of the season after breaking three fingers on his left hand. The Arizona Republic’s Kent Somers reported Floyd’s injury “might not be as severe” as the Cardinals first thought, and he might miss between three and five weeks.
Werder reports that Floyd's dislocated fingers broke through the skin, requiring surgery.
Floyd left Wednesday’s training camp practice at University of Phoenix Stadium with a trainer holding his left arm. The 25-year-old receiver is entering his fourth NFL season and was set to once again start opposite Larry Fitzgerald at receiver.
Behind Fitzgerald and Floyd, the Cardinals have second-year receiver John Brown and third-year receiver Jaron Brown. The pair combined for 70 receptions, 925 yards and seven touchdowns last season.
In 16 games last season, Floyd caught 47 passes for a team-high 841 yards and six touchdowns. The Cardinals, who utilized three quarterbacks due to injuries, finished with the 14th-ranked passing offense at 238 yards per game.
Floyd’s best season came in 2013, when he caught 65 passes for a team-high 1,041 yards with five touchdowns.
- Mike Fiammetta