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A.J. Green suffers injury and leaves practice on a cart

Green was visibly frustrated as he left the field. “He threw everything he could throw when he hurt it.”

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It took all of one practice for the Bengals to get their first major injury scare.

During Saturday’s camp session in Dayton, wide receiver A.J. Green suffered a foot injury that led to him being helped to the sideline by trainers. He was then taken off the field on a cart for further examination.

Perhaps the most concerning sign was Green showing visible frustration as he left the field:

However, ESPN reporter Tyler Dragon And’s Geoff Hobson say it may just be an ankle sprain for Green, who already has his foot wrapped up.

Green suffered a season-ending toe injury on his right foot last season, so seeing this new injury is on his left foot is slightly good news.

Losing Green for any extended amount of time would be brutal for both himself and the Bengals. The offense relies heavily on Green to produce and just keep this team competitive, so losing him would be a major setback in Year 1 under new head coach Zac Taylor.

Green is also entering a contract year, and based on the history of the Bengals extending their best players, he would probably sign an extension before Week 1 of the regular season if he were healthy. Who knows how much, if at all, a significant injury would affect those negotiations.

We will update this story as more details come out...