Bengals' AJ Green Reportedly 'Ahead of Schedule' in Recovery From Training Camp Ankle Injury

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 30: A.J. Green #18 of the Cincinnati Bengals celebrates beating the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on September 30, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
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The Bengals' hopes for the 2019 season were slim entering the year, and they all but vanished following the ankle injury picked up by beloved star wideout AJ Green during the first day of training camp.

The injury was initially expected to sideline him for a handful of weeks, as he underwent surgery and was forced into a walking boot.

Well, it seems that the wideout is making a pretty remarkable recovery, as according to reports, Green has shed the boot and is "way ahead of schedule" in terms of his recovery.

Wow! Finally some good news for Bengals fans, a team that has had little go their way this season, apart from what could be the emergence of John Ross.

The Bengals lost rookie OL Jonah Williams for the year during the offseason, and then fellow offensive linemen Christian Westerman and Chris Boling decided to call it quits on their careers. Their struggles were amplified when Joe Mixon went down early with an injury against the Seahawks.

Amid all the catastrophe plaguing the team, Green's return to the gridiron would not only ameliorate the talent on the field, but improve the morale within the clubhouse and in the seats at Paul Brown Stadium.

And it looks like his teammates are equally as excited about his return. Tyler Boyd made a bold statement, effectively claiming that no one will be talking about Cleveland-- who were embarrassed by Tennessee in Week 1-- once Green is back to making his typical highlight-reel plays.

Perhaps he's right.