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A.J. Green out at least three days with knee bruise

Cincinnati Bengals' A.J. Green fights to break free from Denver Broncos' Chris Harris during the second half of play in their NFL football game at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati Reuters

On Thursday, Bengals coach Marvin Lewis seemed fairly unconcerned about the knee injury that wide receiver A.J. Green suffered in practice.

Green had an MRI on the knee and there wasn’t much change in the overall outlook when the team updated his status on Friday. Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Lewis called the injury a bruise and that Green would miss the next three days of practice to recover.

Green could wind up missing a bit more time than that, but he didn’t seem particularly worried either. Green said the injury was less severe than the hyperextended knee he suffered in a November 2011 game against the Steelers that wound up keeping him out for about 10 days.

“A little off balance, just an awkward landing,” Green said of how the injury occured. “Good the injury happened now, get time to rest.”

While the Bengals probably would prefer if the injury didn’t happen at all, it is indeed difficult to imagine a better time for it to happen than the first days of training camp. Green should and likely will take as much time as he needs to feel 100 percent because the Bengals offense won’t be going anywhere if he’s not threatening defenses on the outside.

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7 Responses to “A.J. Green out at least three days with knee bruise”
  1. whitdog23 says: Jul 26, 2013 12:25 PM

    Guarantee these are Alper’s next 3 articles:

    Bengals offense behind after Green takes 3 days off to recover from knee injury.

    Green playing his way back into shape as Bengals prepare for 2nd preseason game.

    Green’s legs fresh for season after limited work in training camp.

  2. mikebrownfaux says: Jul 26, 2013 12:29 PM

    How about we just sit his ass on the bench till week 1… The Bengals can’t afford to lose the only weapon we have scaring defenses..

  3. t8ertot says: Jul 26, 2013 12:30 PM

    That’s a relief. Dalton needs him

  4. 619sdfan4life says: Jul 26, 2013 12:49 PM

    He can can sit all preseason for all I care. He is my keeper and I need him to be healthy. I think we would all agree that he doesn’t really need preseason reps.

  5. crownofthehelmet says: Jul 26, 2013 1:46 PM

    Sit him until Wk 1?! What is he, a china doll?

    If you’re gonna rest him for fear of injury, then rest him the whole season to be ready for your playoff ru…… sorry, it’s hard to type and laugh at the same time.

  6. foosball1984 says: Jul 26, 2013 2:34 PM

    rest up aj, go hard when the season starts, no reason to risk aggravating that knee.

  7. joetoronto says: Jul 26, 2013 5:44 PM

    Dalton needs an arm and a nut sack too, but he’s not getting them.

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