Green was seen wearing a protective walking boot on his right foot at the Bengals practice facility on Tuesday, and the newspaper said he was not “out of the woods” because there was swelling in the foot after he was injured late in Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The Bengals (5-3) are on their bye week, so Green could have time to heal before Cincinnati’s next two games against the New Orleans Saints and the Baltimore Ravens.
Green played 62 of the Bengals’ offensive 66 snaps against the Buccaneers and made five catches for 76 and a touchdown. For he season, he has 45 catches for 687 yards and six touchdowns.
With the score tied, 34-34, in the final minute against Tampa Bay, quarterback Andy Dalton led the Bengals down the field to set up Randy Bullock’s game-winning 44-yard field goal.
Dalton hit Green twice on the game-winning drive, including an 11-yard pass play that put Cincinnati in position for the winning kick, but that was when he sustained the injury.
Green was favoring his right foot, but said after the game he would be fine, and the Bengals didn’t seem concerned on Tuesday, but obviously things have changed.