Green said X-rays taken at halftime were negative, but that the pain was too significant to play with.
Green has been struggling through injury all season but is still somehow less than 50 yards away from another 1,000-yard campaign. His presence on the field, as a few games earlier this season indicated, are crucial to the way Hue Jackson's offense works.
Having him for Sunday's game against Pittsburgh could be the difference between the No. 2 seed and a first-round bye and the No. 5 seed and a game against Indianapolis. In short: The Bengals hope Green is telling the truth.