When the Cincinnati Bengals lost their star wide receiver A.J. Green to an ankle injury the last week of July, it was initially reported that Green would miss 6-8 weeks. Green refuted this early on, saying: “I don’t know where they got the six to eight weeks from. It’s going to be longer than that.” He was correct in his assessment, and entering week 6 of the NFL regular season, he may have just taken his first strides towards getting back on the field.
Green suited up for the first time since his injury Thursday afternoon, and participated in position drills along with some light working out and stretching:
Green’s participation in practice was understandably limited, but it was a good sign for the Bengals and their fans.
When Could A.J. Green Play Again?
Right now, it’s too early to tell, but it looks as though Green could potentially return to action week 7 for the Bengals’ game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Ian Rapoport noted that Green will not play week 6, but has a definite chance of playing the following week:
Regardless of when he returns to action, Green has been the subject of trade rumors for weeks, and he knows it. His recent comments reveal as much.
Green is ‘Prepared for Anything’
In response to trade rumors swirling around him, Green recently said he’ll be prepared for whatever comes his way: “I’m prepared for anything,” Green said. “A trade’s not going to change who I am. I’m still going to play. I’m still going to be A.J.”
Teams rumored to be potential landing spots for Green include the Oakland Raiders, the Philadelphia Eagles, and the New England Patriots. The Bengals have mentioned that they want a first-round draft pick for Green, and all three of those teams could certainly oblige.
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