"Green said he will likely not make his season debut Sunday against Baltimore after his left ankle did not respond well to workouts earlier this week. Following Monday's off-week practice, Green said he experienced swelling that derailed his plans of participating in Wednesday's practice. The ninth-year receiver said he doesn't know how long he will need to stay off the ankle as he continues the rehab process," wrote Baby.
"For me, just gotta make sure I feel comfortable going out there and pushing it," Green said Thursday. "For me, just gotta make sure I gotta take care of me first before anything else." (H/T Baby)
Green worked out Monday, including running routes, and his ankle swelled up. Green is hopeful he can still play in 2019 but wants to feel 100 percent and go through a full practice before he does. In his defense, he's in a contract year and the Bengals are 0-8, so there's really no reason for him to push his ankle if he knows it's not fully ready.