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  • April 18, 2019
    CINCINNATI -- Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green said that he has a Grade II hamstring tear that occurred two weeks ago against the Buffalo Bills. However, he feels optimistic that the injury is not as bad as it initially seemed.Grade II tear -- it was 50 percent torn, Green said Friday in his first interview since the injury. But its not bad, its not torn off the bone or nothing like that. No surgery needed.Green said the injury felt like someone was grabbing his leg and he initially thought it was a cramp. When he realized he couldnt walk, Green had to take a cart to the locker room.Im just happy with it not [being] anything more serious, anything I have to have surgery for, he said.Green said he began doing some jogging this week, which was a big step after the initial prognosis.Coming from that [Buffalo] game, I thought it was going to take at least two weeks before I could even walk, he said. It feels great. Its getting better every day.Green said theres no timetable for him to return, but hes going to be cautious.Im going to play it safe. I want to get back, no matter what kind of season were having, he said. Im not the type of guy to pack it in. Whenever Im ready, Ill be ready to go, but Im not going to rush it and have this as a continuing issue.Prior to the injury, Green was having one of the best seasons of his career, with 964 receiving yards and four touchdowns. He is just 36 yards away from his sixth 1000-yard receiving season. Should he return and reach 1,000 yards, he would join Randy Moss as the only receiver to have a 1,000-yard season in each of his first six years.However, Green said he wont rush back to break that mark.Thats cool, but Im not going to put my whole career [in jeopardy] just because of a record, he said. Ive got a lot of football left to be played and Im not going to push it just to try to get that and have to miss more time next year or have surgery because I went out too early and tore it even more.Green also dismissed any idea that he wouldnt come back if the team is eliminated from playoff contention. If its Week 17 and its safe to play, hes going to do so.Thats not the type of guy I am, he said. I dont bail out on my team because were not having the season we want to have. NFL Jerseys China . It was Kerbers third final of the year after losing to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia in Monterrey in April and to Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic in Tokyo two weeks ago. The 10th-ranked German improved her record in finals to 3-5. NFL Authentic Jerseys . "Theyve both been real good," said Babcock. "Havent changed our minds." A decision has seemingly been made - Sundays Group B-deciding tilt against Finland ahead - but it could not have been an easy one. Price opened the tournament with a sturdy 19-save performance against the Norwegians, yielding just one goal. . Peter Gammons, an analyst for Major League Baseballs network and website, drew the ire of hockey fans on Sunday when he criticized the two NHL teams on Twitter for their physical game the night before. Cheap MLB Jerseys .Y. - Free agent outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury, fresh off winning the World Series with Boston, reached agreement with the rival New York Yankees on a seven-year contract worth about $153 million, a person familiar with the negotiations said Tuesday night. Wholesale Jerseys From China . Toronto has dropped games to Indiana and Miami since a five-game winning streak and closed out a three-game road trip at 1-2. Racing 92 have announced the shock retirement of Springboks playmaker Johan Goosen at the age of 24.According to a statement from the Racing 92 owner Jacky Lorenzetti, 13-cap Goosen has called time on his playing career to take up a commercial director role in South Africa.The news comes as a surprise given Goosen was crowned Top 14 player of the year and played an instrumental role in Racings charge to the 2016 French title.In a lengthy statement from Lorenzetti -- titled Johan Goosen announces retirement - are we to believe it? -- the Racing owner addresses the Goosen issue, labelling it an incredible decision.Goosen, whose contract was overwhelmingly re-structured a year ago, now claims to be free in an incredible way, Lorenzetti said. He has announced today that he hhas taken the incredible decision to end his playing career, to return to South Africa for a strong role as a commercial director.ddddddddddddWe regret that such a talented player has gone astray and decided to abandon professional rugby as it seems obvious that the role of commercial director is incompatible with high level sport.We wish to add that Racing 92 has always strongly supported Johan Goosen both morally and financially.Lorenzetti adds the club reserves the right to pursue legal action against Goosen and his advisors while emphasising that a contract like that of a given word is the basis of all human and professional relationships. ' ' '