Leonard Floyd had surgery Sunday to repair a break in his right hand, but Bears coach Matt Nagy said he hopes the outside linebacker could play Week 1.
Floyd injured his right hand in Saturday’s 24-23 win when he landed awkwardly after being pass-blocked by left tackle Garett Bolles with about four minutes left in the first quarter. He broke his hand near his pointer and middle fingers, Nagy said.
Floyd could have his hand in a brace, or club, in less than three weeks when the Bears open against the Packers on Sept. 9.
“I don’t think it’s going to be healed,” Nagy said. “I think he’s going to have to end up playing through it. It might require something in regards to having a cast or a club-type deal and there’s been evidence of guys that have had that and been productive, and that’s what we’re hoping right now.”
The Bears believe tight end Adam Shaheen has a sprain in his right ankle, though Nagy said he was undergoing further testing Monday.
Shaheen rolled his ankle along the right sideline on the first drive of the game. He limped to the sideline and was eventually carted off the field. Asked whether Shaheen could ready to play in Week 1, Nagy sounded optimistic, but said he was still awaiting test results.
“We’re not sure there yet exactly — we’re hoping,” Nagy said.
Floyd missed 10 games due to injuries in his first two seasons.
Nagy reiterated that Akiem Hicks, who sat out Saturday’s game after feeling knee soreness that morning, was held out for precautionary reasons. Receiver Taylor Gabriel (foot) and Prince Amukamara (groin), who missed Saturday’s game, should be ready for the opener.
“We feel very confident about them being ready for Week 1,” he said.