Bengals reportedly will be without standout Green for a few games, possibly longer

Cincinnati Bengals' A.J. Green (18) runs after a catches Carolina Panthers' James Bradberry (24) defends during the first half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - The Bengals may really regret now that they didn't trade for a wide receiver before the Oct. 30 deadline if a report on Sunday regarding the team's standout wide receiver A.J. Green is true.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Green is going to have the foot he injured late in the Bengals most recent game against Tampa Bay on Oct. 28 examined this week to determine whether or not he will need surgery.

Even if he doesn't, Schefter says Green is expected to miss, "some games."

Green was seen in a walking boot last Tuesday during the last time the locker room was open to media before the Bengals took off for their bye week, but that was supposedly just a precaution.

It apparently was much more than that.

The Bengals will hold a light practice on Monday morning and then an open locker room session after so more information may be available then.

The Bengals could get wide receiver John Ross back this week after he missed the Tampa Bay game after re-aggravating a groin injury against Kansas City on Oct. 21, and running back Giovani Bernard may also return this week. Bernard has been out since suffering a sprained knee at Atlanta on Sept. 30. The original timeline for Bernard to be out was 2-4 weeks and it is now going on five weeks since he suffered the injury.

The Bengals may have to go out and sign a wide receiver or could even promote either rookie Auden Tate or Kermit Whitfield off the practice squad.

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