The Chicago Bears revealed the best possible news on Monday in regards to Leonard Floyd’s knee. After being carted off the field Sunday following a collision with teammate Kyle Fuller, the Bears’ feared the worst. But earlier Monday afternoon, head coach John Fox told the media that, "to our knowledge, at this point” there is no ACL tear for Floyd.
There are still more tests that Floyd must undergo, and Fox wouldn’t entirely rule out a tear, but for now, news is good out at Halas Hall. Floyd will still miss some time, perhaps even the remaining six games, but for now, Robert Zeglinski can breathe a little easier.
In case you missed it, here’s what Robert was doing on game day when the injury happened.
Uh oh, Leonard Floyd is down. At least @RobertZeglinski is handling it well.— Jack M Silverstein (@readjack) November 19, 2017
Oh wait - pic.twitter.com/6V0OAnaHGB
The speculation is that the injury is to Floyd’s MCL, but even with the worst case scenario, he should be ready for the Bears off-season workout program.
How does that news make you feel Robert?
“Leonard Floyd did not tear his ACL.”— Robert Zeglinski (@RobertZeglinski) November 20, 2017
Floyd not having a torn ACL is the best Bears news and announcement of 2017. Don’t @ me.— Robert Zeglinski (@RobertZeglinski) November 20, 2017
According to head coach John Fox, Floyd sprained the medial collateral (MCL) and posterior cruciate (PCL) ligaments in his right knee.
From the Tribune’s Rich Campbell.
Fox hinted that Floyd would miss the rest of the season and would have surgery, but he did not go so far as to specify or clarify that.
“It’s going to be some time until he can come back, if at all the rest of this season,” Fox said. “We’ll kind of measure that as we go. But it was good to hear it wasn’t the ACL. It was MCL, PCL. It will require some work to get him fixed, but obviously better news that the total reconstruction.”
I think the best course of action is to shut him down and put him on season ending injured reserve.