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A.J. Green has minor surgery to clean up sprained ankle

A Week 1 return is still on the table for Green.

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Bengals head coach Zac Taylor told reporters yesterday that there would be an update on A.J. Green’s sprained ankle today. He didn’t say anything about Green having any procedure done in the meantime, but that’s precisely what happened.

Green underwent a minor procedure to clean up his injured ankle this morning, per Ian Rapoport.

Rapoport also stated that the final plan for Green’s recovery is still undecided and the team is willing to wait and see about Green’s condition in a couple of weeks.

Essentially, this procedure should eventually help clear things up with where Green is with his ankle in time for the team to decide if additional surgery is needed for him to heal. The original diagnosis of 6-8 weeks is still applicable to Green, which coincides with a possible Week 1 return.

This is obviously positive news for Green, who missed seven of Cincinnati’s final eight games last season due to a foot injury. The seven-time Pro Bowl receiver is also currently in talks with the team about an extension, so the sooner he returns healthy, the better both sides can feel about reaching a deal.

Green suffered the injury during the Bengals’ first training camp practice last Saturday when the team practiced at Welcome Stadium in Dayton.