In the middle of practice Thursday, Bengals receiver A.J. Green scared the entire Cincinnati fanbase when he fell to the ground on a deep-ball drill and didn't immediately rise. After spending time on the turf with the medical staff examining him, Green left the field reportedly without limping.
A few minutes later, here's what former Bengals cornerback and current national radio man Artrell Hawkins, tweeted.
Spoke w AJ says he believes he'll be ok. Felt like he hyper-extended his left knee, similar to injury he had his rookie year vs Steeler....— Artrell Hawkins Jr. (@artrellhawkins) July 25, 2013
...same knee. Took him 2 weeks to return back then.— Artrell Hawkins Jr. (@artrellhawkins) July 25, 2013
So, that's good and bad news. The good news is that, at this very early point, it might not be a bad injury for Green. The bad news, of course, is that the Bengals wouldn't have much desire to see their most-explosive player in the trainer's room at all.
The incident occurred when Dalton threw a long pass out of bounds for Green, who was covered on the play by Terence Newman.
After practice, coach Marvin Lewis said he thought Green would be fine.