It seems like A.J. Green’s ankle injury has gotten worse everyday since he was carted off the field from Friday’s camp opener.
The initial belief was it was just a low-ankle sprain that may cost him several weeks of camp and the preseason. Then it turned into a 6-8 week injury that put his status for Week 1 in jeopardy.
Then on Tuesday, Green underwent a surgical procedure to clean up the ankle. The expectation is now that Green will miss multiple regular-season games, head coach Zac Taylor revealed.
Zac says A.J. Green will miss regular season games. “Hopefully just a couple.”— Jay Morrison (@JayMorrisonATH) July 30, 2019
This actually came right as NFL network reporter Ian Rapoport said the expectation now was Green misses multiple games.
We can pretty much cross off Green playing Week 1 vs. the Seahawks, and it sounds like we shouldn’t expect him for Week 2 vs. the 49ers either. Perhaps a return in Week 3 vs. the Bills or Week 4 vs. the Steelers is when we’ll see Green make his 2019 debut.