NOTE: During the regular season, this column is a living document through Tuesday morning. I'll be updating as needed after team press conferences, imaging reports, Monday Night Football injuries, etc. Major changes to the content will be noted in red.
Scroll to the bottom of this article for a quick look table of the week's most pressing injury situations and a review of players on injured reserve / PUP / NFI.
Footballguys will have close and detailed coverage of all injuries this season. Here's a look at my expected schedule. I will do my best to stick to this. Work and family responsibilities may sometimes cause brief delays.
Monday Injury Rounds: Posted Sunday night, updated through Tuesday AM. Detailed analysis of the week's injuries with table for quick review. Offensive injuries will be live Sunday night. Critical defensive and offensive line injuries will be added throughout the day on Monday. I'll be updating with news and analysis through Tuesday.
Midweek Injury Expectations: Posted Wednesday night. Analysis of the practice participation report with a table including my projection of each injured player's likely game status. Will include discussion of any major breaking injury news.
Sunday Gameday Expectations: Posted by Saturday afternoon, updated through Sunday morning inactives. Will include individual player blurbs with detailed thoughts on the week's injury news and my speculation on player availability and limitations. Will include table highlighting each day's practice participation, official game status, and my availability expectation.
I'll be contributing to our waiver wire podcast (Tuesday release) and our live Sunday morning pregame show (10 ET Sunday on YouTube). I will also be retweeting key pieces of news and my own reaction and analysis, so make sure you're following @JeneBramel and checking my timeline on Twitter throughout the week.
JIMMY GAROPPOLO | LEFT ACL TEAR | OUT FOR SEASON
Garoppolo suffered a non-contact knee injury on a scrambling run. Unfortunately, the mechanism of injury was classic for an ACL tear and Garoppolo will have an MRI to confirm the inevitable tomorrow. Assuming no additional meniscus or ligament damage, Garoppolo should be ready for training camp next summer.
a.j. green | groin injury | awaiting information | questionable week 4
It's unclear what type of injury Green sustained Sunday. The team reported a groin injury. Green told reporters he "came down on my hip and I guess my two bones just hit," calling the injury just a bruise. Initially declared probable to return, Green was downgraded to questionable by the team and ultimately never returned to play.
The Bengals rarely provide actionable information about injuries during press conferences but multiple national writers are close to Green and often report useful information. It's too soon to handicap the odds that Green plays this week. There may prove to be no concern with Green fully practicing and returning to his usual workload in Week 5. Or we may hear reports he'll need an MRI and have to monitor his status closely through the week. I'll have more on Monday as more details are reported.
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