|Chance of Injury in 2021:||73%|
|Chance of Injury per Game:||7.4%|
|Projected Games missed for 2021:||4.1|
Adriel Jeremiah ‘A.J.’ Green will be 32-years old at the end of July. Green was born in Summerville, South Carolina. He reportedly learned how to juggle at an early age, which significantly helped with his hand-eye coordination. He was a three-sport athlete, playing football, basketball, and running track.
He was considered one of the top national football recruits in 2008 after catching 75 passes for 1,422 yards and 16 touchdowns in his sophomore year of high school. Impressively his 5,373 receiving yards rank second all-time.
Green went to the University of Georgia, where he was a rockstar from the beginning. In his freshman year, he caught 56 passes for 963 yards and 8 touchdowns, setting multiple freshman school records.
In his sophomore year, he continued his impressive run with 47 catches and 751 yards and 6 touchdowns, despite missing three games due to injury. During his junior season, 2010, Green sold his 2009 Independence Bowl jersey for $1,000. As a result, he missed the first 4 games due to suspension. He still had an impressive season with 57 catches for 848 yards and 9 touchdowns.
At the NFL Combine Green measured 6’ 3 ?” and 211 pounds, running a 4.50 40-yard dash. The Bengals chose him as the 4th overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft; a couple picks ahead of Julio Jones. Green has been in the NFL for 9 seasons and has caught over 1,000 receiving yards in 6 of 9 seasons, missing the others due to injury-shortened seasons.
Green’s best season was 2013 when he played in all 16 games and caught 98 passes for 1,426 yards and 11 touchdowns. Over his first 5 NFL seasons Green only missed a combined four games. Then in 2016, he only managed to play 10 games, but bounced back in 2017 playing all 16 games. In 2018, he only played in 9 games and unfortunately missed all of 2019 due to injury as well. Green has been missing in action in 29 overall contests over the past f…
|Jul 27, 2019||NFL||Pedal Ankle (high) Sprain Grade 3||Green initially suffered his injury on the first day of training camp and it seemed like he might return for the team’s final two games before shutting himself down, then shifting to injured reserve for the final week.|
|Dec 2, 2018||NFL||Pedal Toe Sprain||Green aggravated his right toe injury and missed the final 4 games of the season.|
|Oct 28, 2018||NFL||Pedal Toe Sprain||Green missed 3 games with an injury to his right big toe.|
|Sep 23, 2018||NFL||Inguinal Groin Pull Grade 1||Green injured his groin in Week 3 but was able to play the following week.|
|Nov 20, 2016||NFL||Thigh Hamstring Tear Grade 3||Green tore his right hamstring in Week 11 and missed the rest of the season. He landed on IR in Week 17, despite reportedly wanting to play over the final 2 weeks.|
|Dec 19, 2015||NFL||Back Tailbone Bruise||The Bengals added Green to the Week 15 injury report with an unspecified back issue after a Saturday walkthrough. He played in the game but left in the 3rd quarter, then played again in Week 16.|
|Dec 28, 2014||NFL||Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1||Green took a nasty hit from Steelers S Mike Mitchell in Week 17. He missed the Wild Card Round playoff loss with a concussion.|
|Dec 22, 2014||NFL||Arm||Green sustained a bruised right biceps in Week 16 and was in and out of that game. He played through it in Week 17 as well.|
|Oct 8, 2014||NFL||Pedal Toe Turf Toe||Green aggravated the injury to his right big toe in Wednesday practice for Week 6. He missed that week's game plus the following 2.|
|Sep 7, 2014||NFL||Pedal Toe Turf Toe||Green suffered "something like turf toe" in his right foot early in the season opener. He played through it then but made it through just 6 snaps in Week 2.|
|Jul 25, 2013||NFL||Knee Strain Grade 1||Green hurt his left knee in a July 25 camp practice. He returned to practice Aug. 14 and missed the 1st 2 preseason games.|
|Nov 13, 2011||NFL||Knee Strain Grade 1||Green hyperextended his right knee against the Steelers and missed the following game.|
|Nov 14, 2009||Non-NFL||Shoulder A/C Joint Sprain||Green hurt his left shoulder against Auburn and missed the next 2 games. He returned for the Independence Bowl.|
|Oct 31, 2009||Non-NFL||Chest Lung Bruise||Green missed 1 game with a bruised lung.|