Early in the season, he said, the pain would dissipate as the game went on, but now it's just a nagging injury.
"At the beginning of the season it was like that," Green said, "but right now, the harder I go, it gets a little stiffer."
The effects haven't exactly shown up on the field, as Green leads the SEC in receiving and is just 49 yards shy of becoming Georgia's second 1,000-yard receiver in history.
He hopes to hit that mark Thursday in the Bulldogs' last game of the year, despite saying that the injury has not gotten any better with nearly a month's rest. Once the game ends, however, he'll be happy to take a much-needed vacation from the football field.
"I think I just need a little bit of rest," Green said. "I'm trying to get this thing better just to play and then try to rest it up after that."