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Bengals WR A.J. Green Has Hamstring Strain, Expected To Return This Season

Update:

On Monday, Bengals HC Marvin Lewis told reporters that WR A.J. Green is moving better than they expected and he will be back by the end of the year, per Paul Dehner Jr.

Ian Rapoport reports that Green will probably miss a few weeks, but overall it’s good news for Green as he’s believed to have a hamstring strain that won’t require surgery.

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Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Bengals WR A.J. Green is believed to have a “significant” hamstring tear. Green will undergo an MRI on Monday to determine the severity of the injury, but it doesn’t look good for him.

  • Geoff Mosher confirms that Green could be done for the season with a hamstring tear.

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Bengals WR A.J. Green went down just two players into Sunday’s game with a right hamstring injury and was carted off to the locker room.

The Bengals have officially ruled Green out for the game.

Losing Green for any period of time would be a major blow to the Bengals’ offense, who will now be forced rely more on Brandon LaFell, rookie Tyler Boyd and TE Tyler Eifert in the passing game moving forward.

Green, 28, is a former first-round pick of the Bengals back in 2011. He’s currently in the second year of his five-year, $70.176 million contract that included $26.75 million guaranteed and is set to make a base salary of $3.8 million for the 2016 season.

Entering today’s game, Green had caught 66 passes for 964 yards receiving and four touchdowns for the Bengals. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 2 receiver out of 119 qualifying players.

We’ll have more regarding Green’s injury as the news is available.