Bears' Leonard Floyd to be released from hospital after injury

Bears rookie OLB Leonard Floyd suffered a scary neck injury in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s loss to the Giants at MetLife Stadium. The game came to a halt for several minutes as medical personnel attended to Floyd, who got hurt when his head crashed into teammate Akiem Hicks, and put him on a stretcher. 

“In some of his movement, things looked good, encouraging, but he’s going through the necessary steps,” coach John Fox said after the game, clarifying later that it appeared Floyd had movement in his extremities.

Floyd was brought to a nearby hospital, but he will be released. He will reportedly travel with the team back to Chicago.

Pernell McPhee said he got emotional seeing Floyd get hurt like that.

“It hit us mentally and physically because that’s one of our young bucks, that’s one of our playmakers, that’s one of the guys we depend on,” McPhee said. “He is a great guy, so hopefully its nothing serious. All prayers go out to him and I hope he can be back soon.”

Bears outside linebacker Leonard Floyd is carted off in the fourth quarter.

Bears outside linebacker Leonard Floyd is carted off in the fourth quarter.

(Bill Kostroun/AP)

Asked how they go back out and fight after that, McPhee said, “We are trained army men to me. One of my brothers went down, so you know what that means.”

Jay Cutler was asked after the game if Floyd was well liked in the Bears’ locker room.

“Would that matter?” the Bears quarterback quipped.

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