The fans of the Cincinnati Bengals have always been awaiting the return of A.J. Green this season, but they'll have to wait a bit longer. However, the former first-round pick suffered a setback during the team's walkthrough on Wednesday.
"For me, just gotta make sure I feel comfortable going out there and pushing it", Green said Thursday.
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Green said that on Monday he did more than he ever had during the recovery process, running routes and participating in multiple back-to-back drills.
At some point after Taylor made those comments, Green's ankle started acting up on him.
"Right now, my ankle is saying it's too much", Green said. "That's when you gotta back off".More news: Michael Bloomberg to file for Alabama 2020 presidential primary
Green said the swelling wasn't as severe as it was a couple of weeks ago.
"I just take it day-by-day", Green said.
"I think he's been making great progress", Taylor said.More news: 'Knight Before Christmas': Vanessa Hudgens falls for time traveler in first trailer