Coach Marvin Lewis said that the surgery Green underwent Tuesday to address a right foot injury went well and noted the wideout should be ready to resume on-field work during OTAs in late May, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports.
Green played only nine games in 2018 -- the fewest in any season of his career -- but was effective as usual when he suited up, hauling in 46 of 77 targets for 694 yards (15.1 per reception) and six touchdowns. The procedure is expected to provide a permanent fix for the foot issue that limited him to just one appearance during the back half of the Bengals' schedule, so the 30-year-old can probably be selected among the top tier of receivers without too much hesitation once 2019 fantasy drafts get underway. Though Andy Dalton's (thumb) production has plateaued since he signed an extension with the Bengals in August 2014, it's expected that he'll return as the team's starting quarterback next season, which would spare Green from having to establish rapport with a new signal-caller.
Green (foot) underwent surgery Tuesday, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports.
Though it wasn't officially announced that Green would opt for surgery the nagging right foot injury, that was always the expected outcome after the Bengals placed him on injured reserve last week. It's estimated that he'll need 3-to-4 months to recover from the procedure, putting him at risk of missing OTAs. Green should be back to full strength for training camp and well before the start of the season to reclaim his post as the Bengals' undisputed top pass catcher.
The transaction was merely a formality after it was revealed Monday that Green would require surgery for his nagging right foot, which will sideline him for an estimated 3-to-4 months. The Bengals activated cornerback Davontae Harris (knee) from injured reserve to take Green's spot on the 53-man roster. With their top wideout now unavailable for the final four games of the regular season and a potential postseason run, Tyler Boyd and John Ross will serve as the clear top two options at receiver.
Green will undergo season-ending foot surgery this week that will require 3-to-4 months of recovery, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
In his attempt to end a three-game absence Sunday, Green lasted just 17 snaps on offense before aggravating his right foot. With his fate sealed for the current campaign, he'll finish with 46 receptions (on 77 targets) for 694 yards and six touchdowns in nine appearances. The aforementioned rehab timetable will allow him to be 100 percent by the time OTAs kick off in May.
Green (foot) may be placed on injured reserve after he undergoes testing Monday.
Green returned from a three-game absence for Sunday's matchup with the Broncos, only to aggravate his foot after playing just 17 snaps. With a playoff appearance looking all but impossible, there isn't much reason for Green to continue battling through the injury. He might be held out for the rest of the season even if he doesn't need surgery.
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