CINCINNATI – All-Pro receiver A.J. Green twisted his left knee while trying to make a sideline catch during the Cincinnati Bengals’ first practice of training camp on Thursday, then walked to the trainer’s room for treatment.
Green planted his left foot and twisted the knee while reaching for the ball, which deflected off his upper arm. He landed hard, rolled onto his back and grabbed the knee before putting his hands on the top of his helmet.
Green stayed down for a couple of minutes while a trainer examined the knee. He got up, walked about 20 yards, then stopped and grabbed the knee again.
Finally, he headed for the locker room without assistance.
I think he’s fine, coach Marvin Lewis said. They went inside just so they can take a look, but I think he’s fine.
Right tackle Andre Smith was back with the Bengals for the start of camp but couldn’t practice because of an injured calf. Smith
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