Chicago Bears: Latest on Adam Shaheen, Leonard Floyd injuries

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The Chicago Bears beat the Denver Broncos 24-23 in last nights preseason game, but at what cost? The Bears suffered some key injuries that should have fans worried.

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You know the phrase “winning the battle, but losing the war?” Well, that fits for yesterday’s game. In the first quarter, outside linebacker Leonard Floyd left with a finger injury. Per Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times, Floyd had a cast on his right hand.

Floyd’s position coach has talked about how the biggest improvement for Floyd has been his hand placement. If this finger injury is serious that can definitely impact the way Floyd puts his hands on the offensive tackles.

On the offensive side of the ball, tight end Adam Shaheen appeared to sustain a much more serious injury. Shaheen caught a five-yard pass from Mitch Trubisky, but got tackled low by the Denver Broncos’ defensive back. Shaheen’s foot seemed to get stuck in the grass and then bend.

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I’d say the best case scenario is that it’s a sprain that would keep him sidelined for four weeks. Shaheen left the stadium with a walking boot and crutches. David Chao, who used to be the team doctor for the Chargers said:

"“Hoping for significant right lateral low ankle sprain. These basketball type sprains sometimes worse than it looks. Of course will need stadium X-ray to rule out fracture.”"

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Both players looked to be major contributors this season, but now all of that comes into question. Outside linebacker is one of the thinner positions on the team, so it’s a good thing Floyd’s injury doesn’t seem too serious. Shaheen, who was showing much improved route running, was having a great training camp and preseason. Let’s hope for positive news on both of them.