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A.J. Green injury: Bengals WR says he'll play against Steelers

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After injuring his arm in the Monday Night Football game against the Denver Broncos, Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green says he will play in the season finale against the Steelers.

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As the Cincinnati Bengals ride a wave of momentum following their 37-28 victory over the Denver Broncos on Monday Night Football, they now turn their attention to the Week 17 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field for the AFC North division crown and the 3rd seed in the AFC Playoffs.

A divisional game guaranteed to be filled with intensity, the Bengals Pro Bowl wide receiver A.J. Green's status for the season finale is up in the air after suffering an upper arm injury in the game on Monday Night Football. On a pass over Green's head, he was hit hard by Broncos' safety T.J. Ward causing him to leave the game. Although eventually returning to the field, Green took himself out of the lineup.

Despite the injury, Green told the Cincinnati Enquirer he plans to play vs. the Steelers this Sunday night.

"I was just trying to fight through it and just go whenever they need me," Green told Richard Skinner. "I couldn't move it. It's just a bruise."

X-Rays taken during the game came back negative, and Green is preparing for the Steelers pass defense ranked 27th in the NFL giving up 255.2 yards per game.

"I think I'll be fine." Green said, and the Bengals hope he is fine as he torched the Steelers in their Week 14 meeting with a 11 reception, 224 yard and 1 touchdown performance.

This injury will be one to watch as the Bengals now work on a short week and have to travel for their final game in Pittsburgh.