Earlier this afternoon, in one of the scarier plays you’ll see on a football field, former Georgia star pass rusher and current Chicago Bear Leonard Floyd was carted off the field after taking a hit to his head and neck.
Although it was unclear at the time of Floyd’s removal from the game what the exact nature of his injury was, we now have a bit more information. Fortunately, it’s excellent news:
Bears LB Leonard Floyd has a neck injury, according to coach John Fox. He was taken to a local hospital, but had some "good movement".
— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoSNY) November 20, 2016
Though Floyd is sure to be sore, this is just about the best case scenario after he collided awkwardly with a teammate while trying to stop a running play against the New York Giants. The hit was frightening enough that opponent and fellow former SEC star Odell Beckham, Jr. felt compelled to tweet his best wishes:
Prayers for Leonard Floyd . May he be with u. #GodSpeed
— Odell Beckham Jr (@OBJ_3) November 20, 2016
Fortunately, it looks like Floyd will be able to walk away unscathed. Before the injury, he was leading all NFL rookies in sacks with 5, a figure that is a half-sack above what he totaled in his final year as a Bulldog.
Beckham’s Giants defeated Floyd’s Bears 22-16, though we can all agree that Floyd’s health is the best takeaway from this game.