Report: Initial diagnosis on A.J. Green is a sprained ankle

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The initial diagnosis on Bengals receiver A.J. Green is a sprained left ankle, via multiple reports.

Green is headed for an MRI “to be sure,” Ian Rapoport of the NFL reports.

“You don’t want to assume anything, but I think we’re going to be OK,” coach Zac Taylor said, via James Palmer of the NFL.

Thus, Green and the Bengals might be able to breathe a sigh of relief, but both sides also will want to exercise caution with the receiver through the preseason. The Bengals want to do all they can to make sure Green is on the field for more than the nine games he played last season, and Green wants a contract extension.

The receiver is in the final year of his deal, making $12 million in base salary and counting $15.2 million against the salary cap in 2019.

Green has six 1,000-yard seasons in his eight seasons but had a career-low 694 receiving yards in 2018.

He was running a go route against Dre Kirkpatrick on Saturday when he went down. He got up limping and eventually was carted off the field.

15 responses to “Report: Initial diagnosis on A.J. Green is a sprained ankle

  1. This is why there should be 2 preseason games and 18 regular season games

  2. thegoodlion0913 says:
    July 27, 2019 at 5:17 pm
    This is why there should be 2 preseason games and 18 regular season games
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    Wrong!

    This happened in training camp.

    shm

  3. Carted off for a sprained ankle? Somebody won’t be winning any tough guy award anytime soon

  4. 27, 2019 at 5:53 pm
    Carted off for a sprained ankle? Somebody won’t be winning any tough guy award anytime soon
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    Actually sounds to me like somebody’s never had a sprained ankle before

  5. And this is big news why? Oh I forgot, it’s so Bengals’ SB hopes can breathe a sigh of relief..

  6. This absolutely cracks me up. UFC fighters tear acl’s, mcl’s and break hands and feet and come back out the next round to FIGHT. Football players twist an ankle and they are out for weeks, soft!

  7. Not a Bengals fan but am a fan of A.J.Green..glad it isn’t too serious. For the name callers about him being soft. That’s what Jalen Ramsey said right b4 Green body slammed him. BTW, sprained ankles hurt..ALOT!

  8. I love AJ but he seems to always be hurt. Everyone always bags on Dalton but AJ doesn’t exactly tear it up in big games either.

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