However, that was the expectation all along, as Marvin Lewis said earlier Wednesday that the plan was for Green to sit out Wednesday, then return later this week. Even though Green missed the last two games, the Bengals will be willing to play him Sunday with little practice time.
As for other injured Bengals, left tackle Cordy Glenn now has a back injury that sidelined him Wednesday. If he were to be out this week, Jake Fisher probably gets the starting nod.
Starting cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick sat out with a shoulder injury. He was iffy to play last week while recovering from a concussion. It’s unclear if this latest injury is something preexisting that got worse in Sunday’s loss to the Ravens, or if it’s something new. It’s also unclear if it’s enough to actually threaten his status for Week 12, or if this was more of a precautionary rest/recovery day for him. If he’s out, Darqueze Dennard likely starts on the boundary in his place.
Nick Vigil (knee), Josh Malone (hamstring) and Adolphus Washington (knee) also remained sideline. The hope is Vigil will return to his starting linebacker spot soon, especially with Preston Brown now on injured reserve.
Mark Walton sat out with an illness. If he were to be out, the Bengals would probably just role with Giovani Bernard and Joe Mixon at running back.
On Cleveland’s side, they’re very healthy coming out of the bye week. Starting center JC Tretter was out with an ankle injury, while starting tight end David Njoku was limited with a knee issue.