CINCINNATI — Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green will miss multiple weeks with a hamstring injury. Sources tell ESPN’s Adam Schefter there is a chance Green will not play again this season.
Bengals coach Marvin Lewis declined give an official update on Green’s status when asked after Cincinnati’s 16-12 loss to the Buffalo Bills..
“I don’t know when he can be back, but he has a hamstring injury, I can tell you that,” Lewis said.
Green hit the ground when trying to make a catch on the second play of the game, and he got up in obvious pain. He briefly stood on the sideline, held up by two assistant trainers, who signaled for a cart. Green was taken to the locker room and did not return.
He is scheduled for an MRI on Monday.
Green was sitting at his locker after the game, but he declined to talk to the media.
“I just talked to him a little while ago,” said teammate Domata Peko. “He said he’s going to take it day to day.”
Numerous teammates called Green the best player or one of the best players on the team when discussing his injury after the game.
“He’s our leader and the best playmaker we have,” said running back Jeremy Hill. “When you lose him, it definitely hurts the team.”
A five-time Pro Bowler, Green was on track for his sixth 1,000-yard receiving season this year; with 964 receiving yards on the season, he came into the game trailing only Falcons wideout Julio Jones in that category.
Green had four touchdowns for the Bengals this season.