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Tyler Boyd and Josh Malone criticize Dayton practice field following A.J. Green injury

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“It was bad.”

NFL: Cincinnati Bengals at Green Bay Packers Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The Bengals have lost A.J. Green for potentially the next two months after he suffered an ankle injury Saturday, which included damaged ligaments.

It came while the Bengals were working at Welcome Stadium in Dayton, which featured a practice field that was reportedly concerning to the team.

You can add Tyler Boyd and Josh Malone to the list of those who were not fans of the playing surface the team practiced on, which may have played a part in Green’s injury.

But while the players may be upset with the field, the team ultimately felt like it was safe to practice on, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

It’s an unfortunate situation, but it’s still impossible to know if the field did play a part in Green’s injury, which came as he was going up for a contested pass over Dre Kirkpatrick before coming down awkwardly. You can see the play here:

It’s an unfortunate situation, but it’s one the Bengals will have to overcome and move on from. With Green out, Boyd is now the Bengals’ go-to receiver, while Malone will get a chance to show if he’s worthy of a bigger role within the offense as he enters his third NFL season.