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