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 it's not bad, it's 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 couldn't walk, Green had to take a cart to the locker room.

"I'm 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.