The final injury report has A.J. Green listed as "questionable" to play Sunday vs. the Panthers, which technically means there's a 50/50 chance he plays. Though we shouldn't get our hopes up, there was news that the injury isn't serious, and rest is all Green needs for his injured toe to heal.
Per source, Bengals WR AJ Green won't need surgery on his foot. Just needs time to let it heal. Boot obvious is a precaution.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) October 10, 2014
Head coach Marvin Lewis added this:
"It's day to day is what I was told today, which is a good thing," Lewis said of Green. "He's feeling good. It's positive."
Kevin Zeitler is officially "doubtful" after getting one limited practice session in this week.
The Bengals still haven't provided an update on the status of wide receiver A.J. Green, but there was another clear sign Friday that he won't be playing Sunday vs. the Panthers.
Following the re-aggravation of his toe injury on Wednesday, Green was spotted in a walking boot at Friday's practice, which he was not part of, signaling that he won't play Sunday.
A.J. Green is attending practice, but not practicing. He has a boot around his right foot #Bengals— Coley Harvey (@ColeyHarvey) October 10, 2014
Bengals WR AJ Green is in a walking boot at practice today. Multiple sources say he will not play Sunday vs Panthers.— bob holtzman (@BobHoltzmanESPN) October 10, 2014
We all know Green is out Sunday. The only question is whether or not he'll get the "questionable" designation on the final injury report to keep Carolina guessing and possibly make them prepare to face him.
The good news is, the boot could just be precautionary, and there's been no reports of the toe being injured to the point he'll be lost for a significant stretch of the season.
Green theoretically could practice once next week and be healthy enough to play at Indianapolis vs. the Colts.