Ed Reed Injury: Updates on Ravens Star's Hamstring and Week 2 Status

Adam WellsFeatured ColumnistSeptember 11, 2012

BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 10: Safety Ed Reed #20 of the Baltimore Ravens returns a interception for a touchdown in the third quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals at M&T Bank Stadium on September 10, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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UPDATE: Sunday, September 16 at 11:27 a.m. ET by Jessica Isner

ESPN's Sal Paolantonio reports on NFL Countdown that Reed will play against the Eagles

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UPDATE: Sunday, September 16 at 9:02 a.m. ET by Jessica Isner

 Good news for Ravens fans, bad news for the Eagles: Ed Reed is playing on Sunday. 

According to CBS Baltimore's Samuel Njoku, the safety is probable for Week 2 against Philadelphia, despite straining his hamstring against the Bengals in Week 1 and being limited in practice for most of the week. 

NBC Sports' Darin Gantt confirmed that it is "a virtual certainty" that Reed will play against Philly. 

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Following a 44-13 victory over the AFC North rival Cincinnati Bengals on Monday, the Baltimore Ravens should be sitting pretty right now. Instead, there is some concern about the hamstring of All-Pro safety Ed Reed. 

According to a report from Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun, Reed suffered the injury while scoring a touchdown on an interception return. 

Ravens star free safety Ed Reed strained his right hamstring during his 34-yard interception return for a touchdown, but it's not regarded as serious.

Reed didn't return to the game after going to locker room for treatment during the Ravens' 44-13 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals at M&T Bank Stadium.

The good news is, as Wilson writes, the injury isn't believed to be serious. In the same report, Reed talked about the injury but didn't seem too concerned about it. 

"It strained my hamstring trying to dive," Reed said. "You know I'm 34 in two hours. Father Time does catch up with you. It's good, it's good. It's minor."

Injuries and Ed Reed are not foreign concepts to each other. The star safety has missed at least four games in a season three different times in his career. Last year was the first time he played in all 16 games since 2008. 

We will keep you updated on the situation and Reed's status for Week 2 against Philadelphia as more information becomes available.