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A.J. Green out this week, not ruled out for season

A.J. Green

CORRECTS THE NAME OF THE BENGALS PLAYER TO A.J. GREEN, AND NOT CODY CORE AS ORIGINALLY SENT - Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) is carted off the field after an apparent injury in the first half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Frank Victores)

AP

After wide receiver A.J. Green hurt his hamstring in Sunday’s loss to the Bills, word from the team was that they feared he would miss the rest of the season with a tear in the muscle.

That fear has not been realized as of Monday. Bengals coach Marvin Lewis met with the media for a press conference and announced that Green has been ruled out for Week 12 with what he described as a hamstring strain.

Lewis said that Green is moving better than expected on Monday and that he does not expect the wideout to miss the rest of the regular season. Sunday’s loss makes it likelier that the end of the regular season will be the end of the Bengals season altogether and that could impact how much they’re willing to push Green in the final weeks of a lost year.

While the news on Green is better than it appeared to be on Sunday, there’s no reprieve for running back Giovani Bernard. Lewis confirmed that Bernard tore his ACL late in the loss and will miss the rest of the season as a result.