Bengals wide receiver said that he is not expected to play in Sunday’s game against the Colts because of a toe injury on his right foot.
Green said that the toe injury will not require surgery and that he will see doctors at the end of this week.
Green didn't play in the team’s 37-37 tie with the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. He originally hurt the toe in Week 1 and left the team’s Week 2 contest against the Atlanta Falcons without making a catch before returning the next week. Green was carted off the field after aggravating the injury on Wednesday in warmups at practice and was seen in a walking boot on Sunday when he arrived at the stadium.
The fourth-year pro has 17 catches for 314 yards and two touchdowns in three games this season. In the last game he played, Green had five catches for 81 yards and a touchdown against the New England Patriots in Week 5.
No. 2 wide receiver Marvin Jones has also dealt with injuries this season, first breaking his foot in August and then injuring his ankle in practice leading into the New England game. He has not played this season.
In Green's and Jones's absence, third-string wide receiver Mohamed Sanu has seen his role increase. Sanu set career highs with 10 receptions for 120 yards against the Panthers and has 28 receptions for 354 yards and three touchdowns overall this season.
The Bengals (3-1-1) play the division rival Baltimore Ravens and the Jacksonville Jaguars in the two weeks following the Indianapolis game.
- Scooby Axson