Former UGA outside linebacker was carted off the field at Chicago Bears practice on Thursday, and it had many people concerned.
But Georgia and Bears fans alike can take a collective sigh of relief.
Bears coach John Fox cleared things up in his post-practice comments, indicating that Floyd was dealing with an illness– not an injury.
Bears HC John Fox says rookie LB Leonard Floyd left on a stretcher due to illness. Has been sick for a few days. pic.twitter.com/xpPrT4DCkE
— Donnie Tillman (@dtwics) July 28, 2016
“He was sick,” Fox said, according to video recorded by Peggy Kusinski of NBC Chicago. “He tried to go. He’s a tough kid, just didn’t make it through.”
Floyd met with the media as well following the practice, assuring everyone that there was no reason for alarm.
“I’m feeling good now,” Floyd said, according to the Chicago Tribune. “I really was begging them to let me back out there.”
The Bears have high hopes for Floyd after using the No. 9 overall selection in the 2016 NFL Draft to acquire the former Bulldogs star.