When meeting with reporters on Wednesday, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said Altchek had to insert screws into Floyd's elbow.
Altchek informed the Braves that he wants to see how the elbow heals initially before setting any potential timetable for his return.
Floyd will be a free agent at the end of this season. The one-year deal he signed with the Braves in December ended up being worth approximately $4.75 million.
Mark Bowman is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.