Report: A.J. Green not likely to return until December

Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

The Cincinnati Bengals are not going to have star receiver A.J. Green for at least a couple more games, and ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Sunday morning that the wait could extend even longer.

The good news is that Green doesn’t need surgery to repair the damage to his injured toe. If Cincinnati can stay afloat in the AFC playoff race, then Green’s return in December, assuming that prediction holds, would be a timely one for the home stretch.

So far this season, appearing in eight games, Green has hauled in 45 passes for 687 yards and six touchdowns.