How to run wildcard queries for long types?

I just run a simple wildcard query on my elasticsearch server.

My query is;

GET calls-*/_search
{
  "query": {
    "bool": {
      "filter": [
        {
          "bool": {
            "should": [
              {
                "query_string": {
                  "default_field": "foo.number",
                  "query": "*16922*"
                }
              }
            ]
          }
        }
      ]
    }
  }
}

The error response looks like this;

Can only use wildcard queries on keyword, text, and wildcard fields - not on [foo.number] which is of type [long]

when I check the index info I saw number type is long. If I switch to text from long everything worked as expected. This answer says exact same thing.

"number": {
  "type": "long",
  "ignore_malformed": false,
  "coerce": true
},

But I can't change the number type because the code will ship to the prod server and I can't modify any prod elastic index.

So how can I run my wildcard queries without any errors? If the only way is the modifying the index (switch text from the long), can I replace wildcard queries with another method?