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Bengals A.J. Green Likely Sidelined Versus Carolina Panthers

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A.J. GreenThe NFL enters Week 6 and teams are finding injuries are taking their toll on both sides of the ball. One such team is the Cincinnati Bengals.

Cincinnati holds a half game lead at the top of the AFC North at 3-1 over the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens that both have 3-2 records.

On Sunday, the Bengals play the Carolina Panthers and sources have said that top wide receiver A.J. Green will not play for Cincinnati.

If Cincinnati wide out Green misses a substantial amount of time Andy Dalton, the Bengals quarterback will be left without his favorite passing target.

Green is currently fifth in the NFL for highest target percentage amongst wide receivers over the past 4 seasons.

However, the Bengals top receiver left practice on Wednesday during warm-ups after he aggravated an injured toe. On Friday, during practice, Green’s foot was in a walking boot.

Thursday morning, during a weekly interview on a local Cincinnati radio station, Marvin Lewis the Bengals head coach told the host that the injury to Green was more than just turf toe.

Green told local reporters three weeks ago that the toe was similar to turf toe but not quite as bad. He played that week’s game in Week 3 against the Tennessee Titans after only playing for six plays the prior weekend.

If in fact Green is not available to the Bengals this week, the team will be forced into playing other receivers against Carolina Sunday.

There are a number of players to fill Green’s void including Mohamed Sanu. The backup wide receiver said it was difficult to fill the void left by Green, but the team has other players that know how to play.

Green thus far in the season has made 17 catches for 315 yards. If the toe is not taken care of now, then he likely will be hampered the entire season.

 

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