Bengals lose Bernard; A.J. Green could be back in weeks

CORRECTS THE NAME OF THE BENGALS PLAYER TO A.J. GREEN, AND NOT CODY CORE AS ORIGINALLY SENT - Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) is carted off the field after an apparent injury in the first half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Frank Victores)
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CINCINNATI (AP) Bengals running back Giovani Bernard has a torn anterior cruciate ligament, but star receiver A.J. Green might be able to return from a hamstring injury this season.

Coach Marvin Lewis said on Monday that Bernard will have surgery soon on his torn ACL, suffered on the final drive on Sunday.

The Bengals (3-6-1) are a long shot for the playoffs after a 16-12 loss to Buffalo at Paul Brown Stadium.

Green also will be out when the Bengals play at Baltimore (5-5) on Sunday with what amounts to their last chance to get back into the division race.

Green hurt his right hamstring on the Bengals' first pass of the game.

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