It seems like an inevitable occurrence at this point, but injuries have produced some big-time headlines during Sunday’s NFL action.
In the early slate of games, we saw Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green and Chicago Bears linebacker Leonard Floyd leave games due to injuries. Since those games have ended, we have gotten more information on these injuries.
Let’s start with Green. According to Ian Rappaport of the NFL Network, Green tore his hamstring during Sunday’s loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. Prior to the injury, Green didn’t have a catch in the loss. We will know more about the severity later in the week. For a team fighting for its playoff life, this doesn’t help Cincinnati.
As for Floyd, Bears head coach John Fox said after Sunday’s loss to the New York Giants that “things look encouraging” for the rookie linebacker. Floyd left Sunday’s game on a backboard after colliding with Giants’ running back Rashad Jennings and suffering a neck injury.
Floyd was able to move on his own following the injury. But as a precaution, Floyd was taken off on a neck board. The Chicago first-round pick has been a bright spot in a less-than-perfect season. Here’s to hoping both players are OK.