Bengals’ Green likely out 6-8 weeks

An MRI revealed that Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green has torn ligaments in his left ankle that are likely to sideline him six to eight weeks, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Green is not expected to be ready for the regular-season opener Sept. 8 at Seattle.

He was carted off the field Saturday during the Bengals’ first training camp practice of the season at Dayton’s Welcome Stadium.

The Bengals were practicing at Welcome Stadium as part of the NFL’s 100th anniversary celebration. The conditions of the field were considered subpar but the Bengals cleared the football field for use in the end, a source told Schefter.

Green’s left shoe was removed before he departed the field. Last season, he missed seven games with a right toe injury.

That campaign marked only the second time Green did not have at least 1,000 receiving yards in a season during his eight-season career. Green, a seven-time Pro Bowl selection, participated in Bengals minicamp in June.

Green, 30, only missed four games in his first five NFL seasons, but he has missed 13 games in the past three seasons, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

He is entering the final year of his contract.

ESPN’s Ben Baby contributed to this report.

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