A.J. Green plans to play if his toe will let him

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The Bengals have a bye after this week’s game against the Titans, and wide receiver A.J. Green could certainly use the rest.

But he said yesterday he’s going to try to play through his toe injury, if he’s able.

If it’s feeling good, then I’m going to go,” Green said, via Coley Harvey of ESPN.com. “If it’s not, then we’ll go from there.”

He said he originally suffered the injury early in the opener against the Ravens, but continued to play (catching an 80-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter). But last week, he made it just six plays before he had to leave the game.

He was short on specifics, saying only it was “something like turf toe, but not as bad.”

As long as Mohamed Sanu continues to catch and throw big plays, the Bengals might survive a week. But if this problem plagues Green throughout the year, it’ll take more than trick plays to fix it.

11 responses to “A.J. Green plans to play if his toe will let him

  1. We can’t continue to win like we did last week without AJ, Burfict, Eifert and the others out. I don’t care how bad people think Tennessee is. Any given Sunday. You can’t just rest starters to give them a 2 week break. Burfict is pretty much guaranteed to be out. Eifert is definitely out. Marvin Jones is definitely out. If AJ is ok, he will play. There’s no if, ands or buts about it. We need him. If we win Sunday, we can go into Foxboro not so stressed to win. How many people go into Foxboro and win? Not many? So if we can go 3-0, we are playing with house money in Foxboro. This isn’t college ball. Don’t have to go undefeated or win decisively to go to the playoffs. Just have to have more wins than the others in your division. That we will have.

  2. Giving the toe two weeks rest while missing only one game should definitely be the thing to do so he can come back closer to 100% when the team plays New England in Week 5. The Bengals should be able to be the Titans this week with or without AJ…

  3. Wrap the toe and play. Hockey players break bones, go to the dressing room, wrap it up and come out for the next shift. Only in football do players miss games because their toe hurts! Brutal

  4. Expecting Mohamed Sanu to carry the team for an extended period time is delusional.

    Sanu is a great teammate and person… but… he disappeared for GIANT CHUNKS of the previous three seasons.

    Sanu only has three games with more than 50 receiving yards in his three seasons in the NFL.

    One game (84 yards against ATL – who gave up 445 passing yards against N.O.) doesn’t make a Hall of Famer out of a below average #3 wide receiver.

  5. With the injuries the Bengals have deal with, picking Tennessee getting 7 is almost a no-brainer.

  6. Isn’t this true for every injured player? Tat they plan to play unless their injury keeps them out?

  7. This guy is one of the most exciting receivers to watch so I hope he is able to play, but toe injuries are no joke (unless it is Rex Ryan).

  8. I love his spirit but I’d rest him if i was Marv. Gotta utilize the bye week because they’re about to go on a tough stretch without any breaks until hopefully a bye in the playoffs.

  9. Although anything can happen on any given Sunday you have to like the Bengals chances of winning this game. You don’t trot out a top 5 WR in the league who is dealing with a toe issue. Let him rest over the bye and come back healed up for N.E.

  10. As much as I’d like to see AJ play, I don’t think they’ll need him against the Titans. I’d like to see him rested and ready to turn it out in NE!

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