BenJarvus Green-Ellis spent much of last season battling through a foot injury, and it appears he’s dealing with another now that he’s with the Bengals in Cincinnati.
According to the Dayton Daily News Green-Ellis is expected to missÂ Thursdayâ€™s preseason game at Atlanta due to a foot injury.
Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis told reporters on Sunday that the injury is not considered serious, saying Green-Ellis might practice later this week.
It’s not known if the foot that’s injured is the same one that bothered him last season.
The former Patriot carried 7 times for 22 yards (3.1 avg) during Cincinnati’s 17-6 exhibition win over the Jets last week, and also had one reception for 18 yards.
Lewis said that the upside to some of the injuries they’re dealing with – which includes Green-Ellis – should give him an opportunity to get a look at some of the other players.
“Iâ€™m looking forward to getting some other guys some more playing time,” said Lewis. Â ”That will be good, particularly in the backfield for sure.”