Bengals Issue Surprising AJ Green Injury Update
The Bengals issued a surprising AJ Green injury update this week.
Green, 31, will likely miss the remainder of the 2019 NFL season.
Over the course of the past 15 weeks there have been multiple times when it seemed like Green was set to return to the Cincinnati Bengals, but it just never materialized.
Now, with the season almost over, it doesn’t make sense to rush the star wide receiver back for no reason.
The Bengals are looking to secure the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, and Green’s return could obviously jeopardize that.
Bengals’ WR A.J. Green told the team’s website that he probably will not play the final two games of the season. His season basically is over before it began.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 17, 2019
“Green said Tuesday he’s probably not going to play in the final two games this season, wiping out all of his ninth NFL season with that dastardly ankle injury suffered in the first 45 minutes of training camp,” wrote the Bengals team website.
“But Dr. Robert Anderson told him the words he wanted to hear during his trip to Green Bay, Wis., when he told Green he can have a normal offseason of training and the injury won’t prevent him from continuing an All Pro career,” the report continued.
“He says he’ll be ready out of the gate as 2019 mercifully disappears into 2020.”
Green also seems excited to see what Cincinnati will do with the No. 1 overall draft pick.
“It’s exciting,” Green admitted.
“Where ever the pick is going to be, it’s going be a big effect on our team. You pick that high you’re going to draft a guy that’s going to make an impact on the team at that moment.
“I just want to win at this point in my career. It’s not just about the money. It’s about continuing to build my legacy and that’s by winning.”
At the moment, all signs point to the Bengals getting the first pick in the draft and using it on LSU quarterback, Joe Burrow.
What will a Burrow-Green tandem look like?
We’ll likely all find out together come next season.