The Arizona Cardinals got some rough news recently when they learned star wide receiver Michael Floyd would miss some time due to dislocating multiple fingers on his left hand. This came just days after Floyd drew tantalizing praise in camp.
It’s a serious enough injury that it required surgery and will have Arizona’s top receiver on the shelf for at least the next 3-5 weeks.
#Cardinals WR Michael Floyd required surgery because dislocated fingers broke through skin. Team believes he’s out 3-5 weeks
— Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) August 6, 2015
That return time table puts Floyd at serious risk of missing week one and possibly even more regular season action. While that shouldn’t negatively impact Floyd’s overall upside in fantasy football for the year, fantasy gamers will want to bump up the value of guys like Larry Fitzgerald and John Brown if Floyd indeed is out to start the season. For now, the news isn’t as bad as it could be, although it’s never ideal to have such a huge part of your offense miss all of camp and preseason. That said, Floyd should make a full recovery and could very well be ready for the first game of the year.