Early signs positive for Leonard Floyd after being carted off with neck injury
Bears linebacker Leonard Floyd has movement in his extremities and has showed encouraging signs after being carted off the field with a neck injury in Sunday’s game.
Floyd was injured in the fourth quarter while attempting to tackle Giants running back Rashad Jennings. Floyd’s head collided with the torso of teammate Akiem Hicks and his neck bent awkwardly.
Floyd crumpled to the ground and a stretcher was brought out to take him off the field. He was taken to a hospital for further tests.
Fox says Leonard Floyd has been taken to a local hospital to undergo testing but that his movement looked good and is encouraging.— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) November 20, 2016
Floyd, a rookie pass-rusher, was taken with the ninth pick in this year’s draft. He missed two games earlier this season with a calf injury but started the seven games he was healthy for. He is second on the team with five sacks.