Bengals WR Green leaves practice with injury

Field Level Media

July 27, 2019 at 11:34 pm.

Cincinnati Bengals star wide receiver A.J. Green was carted off the practice field Saturday after suffering an injury to his lower left leg.

Green came down awkwardly during a 7-on-7 drill, with his left foot appearing to get trapped underneath cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick, who fell after leaping to knock away a pass. Medical staff attended to Green on a sideline bench, checking his left foot, before he walked on his own power to the cart that took him off the field.

According to multiple reports, the injury is believed to be an ankle sprain.

Coach Zac Taylor didn’t speculate on the nature of the injury after practice, but told reporters, “You don’t want to assume anything, but I think we’re going to be OK.”

Green, who turns 31 on Wednesday, was selected to the Pro Bowl in each of his first seven seasons in the NFL before missing seven games because of a toe injury last year, when he caught 46 passes for 694 yards and six touchdowns.

Green has 602 career catches for 8,907 yards and 63 TDs, all with the Bengals. He has posted six seasons with 1,000-plus yards, narrowly missing that benchmark in 2016 (964 yards) when he played in just 10 games.