ST. LOUIS, MO - DECEMBER 18: A.J. Green #18 of the Cincinnati Bengals makes a catch against Josh Gordy #38 of the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome on December 18, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Bengals beat the Rams 20-13. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

A.J. Green Injury: Bengals Say WR Should Be OK

A.J. Green suffered a shoulder injury in the Bengals Week 15 victory and the team expects him to be OK heading into next week.

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A.J. Green Injury: Bengals Coach Says, 'I Think He'll Be OK'

The Cincinnati Bengals are still very much in the race for an AFC Wild Card berth, and they got some good news early on Monday. Star rookie wide receiver A.J. Green, who picked up a shoulder injury in the first half of the Bengals' game against the St. Louis Rams and had to leave the game, but eventually made a return after being administered a pain killer. His injury was called a shoulder sprain, and he said he was optimistic that he could continue to play through it.

Green's head coach Marvin Lewis echoed those sentiments on Monday morning, saying "I think he'll be OK." Green will probably be in some pain for his team's game against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 16, but it's unlikely to stop him from playing. His team is currently tied with the New York Jets for the final Wild Card place and out on a tiebreaker and will be treating the game against the Cardinals as a must-win.

For more on Green and the Bengals, check out Cincinnati Bengals blog Cincy Jungle.

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A.J. Green Injury Update: Bengals WR Diagnosed With Grade Three Shoulder Sprain

The Cincinnati Bengals held off the St. Louis Rams on Sunday for a 20-13 victory, but they suffered a tough injury in victory. Wide receiver A.J. Green landed awkwardly on his right shoulder and had to leave for a stretch of play. Green returned and finished with an impressive 115 yards receiving. During the game he was diagnosed with a grade three shoulder sprain, but he took a pain killer and finished the game strong.

After the game, Green said it was an injury he has dealt with before and he was optimistic he would not miss the games. Green indicated he suffered a similar injury in college and played through it. This followed word from an LA-based orthopedic surgeon who said Green could play through the pain if needed. Although it is a short week leading up to Saturday's Christmas Eve game against the Arizona Cardinals, Green should be good to go.

Green's 115-yard performance was enough to put him over 1,000 yards in his rookie season. He now has 61 receptions for 1,0006 yards and seven touchdowns. For more on Green and the Bengals, check out Cincy Jungle.

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A.J. Green Injury: Bengals WR Returns In Second Half

Good news for the Cincinnati Bengals, as rookie wide receiver A.J. Green has returned after halftime from a shoulder injury. Green was listed as questionable to return after tripping and falling hard on his right shoulder going for a deep pass from fellow rookie, quarterback Andy Dalton. On the play, the St. Louis Rams were called for pass interference - though the only contact was instigated by Green himself, and he just got tripped up by his own feet.

Though he's back in the game, he didn't do much at all on Cincinnati's opening possession of the half. Though the Bengals eventually got into St. Louis territory and kicked a field goal to tie the game at 6-6 with a 41-yarder, Green wasn't targeted on the drive. On fourth down, Green was in to block, and let his right arm hang at his side, trying to protect with his left one, though he could just be being safe with it.

For more on the Rams, check out Turf Show Times, and for more on the Bengals, check out Cincy Jungle.

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A.J. Green Injury: Bengals WR Hurts Shoulder, Heads To Locker Room

The Cincinnati Bengals have something to be afraid of, and it probably isn't the St. Louis Rams. Following a field goal by St. Louis, the Bengals set up at their own 26-yard line. After a short gain and then a big loss on the sack, Andy Dalton threw a deep pass to A.J. Green, who fell down and drew the pass interference penalty. It went for 25 yards, but on the replay, it was clear that Green did a small push-off and then simply tripped.

Other than the fact that it led to absolutely nothing for Cincinnati, getting no points out of the drive, Green immediately took to the sidelines with an apparent shoulder injury. On the sidelines, he looked like he was in pain with a grimace or two, and eventually left for the locker room. He landed directly on the shoulder.

According to ESPN's John Clayton, it's a right shoulder injury and his return to the game is questionable. Here's a .gif of the play he was injured on:

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For more on the Rams, check out Turf Show Times, and for more on the Bengals, check out Cincy Jungle.

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