Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green will not play against the Baltimore Ravens, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported on Sunday morning. Green will attempt to practice on Wednesday to "see how he feels."
As for #Bengals WR AJ Green, he’s not going to play today. His plan is to return next week. The biggest day is Wednesday, see how he feels— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 26, 2014
Green was listed as doubtful heading into the weekend after missing all three practices this week (he worked on the rehab field). Albert Breer reported on Saturday that Green was dealing with "ligament damage under his big toe. It's lingering, so they'll be careful."
"It’s a feel and pain and tolerance thing. That’s what we’re trying to avoid," said head coach Marvin Lewis. "We're trying to get over the hump and find the solution other than totally shutting him down for the rest of the season. (A solution) that gets him as much of the season we can get him. I don’t want him to be frustrated by it. I want him to feel good about it. When he tells me he’s ready to go. Guys deal all the time with different circumstances. In his mind, when he’s 100 percent ready to deal with that."
This will be the third consecutive game that Green will miss. He aggravated his injury during Wednesday's practice preceding Cincinnati's game against the Carolina Panthers.
Cincinnati's starting wide receivers last week were Mohamed Sanu, Brandon Tate and Dane Sanzenbacher. Against the Panthers, Cincinnati went more traditional by starting Tate and Sanu at wide receiver while opening the game with Giovani Bernard and Jeremy Hill in the backfield.