Cincinnati Bengals star wide receiver AJ Green will have season-ending surgery on torn ligaments in his toe. Green, who was making his first start since week eight, reinjured his toe and was carted off the field in the second quarter of Sunday’s loss to the Denver Broncos. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported the update to AJ Green’s status on Twitter Monday evening.
Bengals' WR A.J. Green is expected to undergo season-ending surgery on the torn ligaments in his toe that will sideline him 3-4 months, but he is expected to have a full recovery and be ready for OTAs, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 4, 2018
AJ Green was trying to get back to pro-bowl form after missing time for a hurt toe that he aggravated Sunday. In nine games this season Green has 694 yards on 46 receptions with six touchdowns.
The loss of AJ Green is just the latest disappointment in a season filled with disappointment for Cincinnati. After starting the season 5-3 and competing in an AFC North that was up for grabs, the Bengals have lost four straight games and the three centerpieces of their offense are done for the year. The Bengals were already dealing with the loss of quarterback Andy Dalton and tight end Tyler Eifert. Head Coach Marvin Lewis will have his hands full making up for losing the weapons that were responsible for so much of his offense.