WR AJ Green gave everyone in Bengals nation a huge scare when he landed awkwardly on his right knee while making a touchdown grab in last week’s Steelers game. The word on the street was that it wasn’t to serious, and that he had just hyperextended it.
AJ told reporters today that we would be missing practice today, but feels better. He also elaborated on what actually happened to his knee:
“Nothing teared, no ligament, no nothing. Everything is fine. They say I dodged a bullet. It’s just a blessing, I am happy where I am with just a bone bruise. If it takes one game that’s what it takes. Better than sitting out a whole season with something else.”
Green’s absence leaves the team without a true downfield threat, something which has alleviated the pressure on the run game and Andy Dalton. The offense is far different without Green starting, but the Bengals were 2-1 late in the 2010 season with only Jerome Simpson and Andre Caldwell starting. Hopefully, these two will be ready to step up again. They have been very inconsistent this season.