If you watched the game against the Ravens on Sunday, you might have noticed that A.J. Green didn’t suit up, despite Zac Taylor announcing that game as Green’s debut.
For this reason, Taylor reverted to his “day-to-day” tag that he has pretty much been using all season.
While some speculated that Green’s insistence on staying out was due to contract disputes, it seems like Green really did suffer a set back. He had a rehab workout on Sunday before the game, and looked like he was going to reassess after the game.
#Bengals WR A.J. Green is on the field for a rehab workout. Out again today after his ankle swelled up. My understanding is they’ll reassess this coming week. No shutdown as of now. pic.twitter.com/jhrfQFqYSB— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) November 10, 2019
Taylor doesn’t want to say anything definitive, so he just said Green was “day-to-day.”
Zac Taylor said A.J. Green is "day-to-day" and will see if he can run on Wednesday. Hesitant to say anything definitively after what happened last week.— Ben Baby (@Ben_Baby) November 11, 2019
Taylor also commented on Drew Sample, who suffered an injury on Sunday. Sample was seen in a boot on Monday, and it’s unclear at this point when he will be back.
Drew Sample will be evaluated today. No guess as to if he'll be able to play against Oakland. Taylor said Sample made progress in recent weeks, got injured on a great block.— Ben Baby (@Ben_Baby) November 11, 2019
Obviously, Green’s absence has been felt all season long, but Sample looks like he was getting a bigger role in the offense. Losing the second-rounder could present a big blow to the Bengals’ plans, especially those that revolve around Ryan Finley.