Michael Floyd dislocated three fingers during the team’s practice on Wednesday, and the Arizona Cardinals wide receiver will miss about four weeks, according to the NFL. Floyd, who was pegged as one of the top receivers for the Cardinals in the coming season, took to social media to announce a successful surgery on the dislocated fingers.
"Surgery went well as expected. Thanks everyone for the love and support,” the 25-year-old posted on Instagram while showing a picture of his hand in a cast.
Floyd, who was the Cardinals’ first-round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft or the 13th overall selection, was the team’s leading wide receiver in total receiving yards last season with 841 yards on 47 receptions with six touchdowns. Floyd’s best year came in 2013 with 1,041 yards and five touchdowns.
Without Floyd in the first few weeks of the 2015 regular season, the Cardinals are expected to use third-year WR John Brown more along with Larry Fitzgerald. Brown had 696 receiving yards on 48 receptions with five touchdowns, and Fitzgerald had 784 receiving yards on 63 receptions with two touchdowns in the 2014 regular season. Other wide receivers in the Cardinals’ roster are Jaron Brown, Brittan Golden and J.J. Nelson.
In the first quarter of the 2015 NFL season, the Cardinals will face the New Orleans Saints, Chicago Bears, San Francisco 49ers and St. Louis Rams. With the finger injury and surgery, Floyd is expected to miss the season opener against the Saints.
The Cardinals made the playoffs last year finishing with an 11-5 record in the regular season, but he fell to the Carolina Panthers, 27-16, in the wild card round.