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Baltimore Ravens Report: Ed Reed Says He Has Torn Labrum in Shoulder

BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 10: Safety Ed Reed #20 of the Baltimore Ravens walks on the field after playing 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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Dee LetedCorrespondent IOctober 18, 2012

Just as soon as the Ravens received some good news that Terrell Suggs would be taken off the PUP list and return to practice Wednesday, more bad news surfaced for an already struggling and depleted Ravens defensive squad.

In an interview with 105.7 The Fan, Ed Reed disclosed that he is suffering from a torn labrum in his shoulder and admitted that it may have a negative effect on his play.

The Pro Bowl free safety and former Defensive Player of the Year was vague regarding the injury and did not specify as to which shoulder was bothering him. It was inferred that the injury occurred during last week's 31-29 win over the Cowboys, during which Reed's tackling appeared suspect.

According to the Ravens depth chart, the "next man up" should Reed be out for any period of time, would be rookie Christian Thompson.  But it's far more likely that a veteran, such as free agent acquisition James Ihedigbo, would be called upon to fill in instead.

Ihedigbo may not be Ed Reed, but he did see considerable playing time and even started several games for New England last season.

More details will likely surface on the matter tomorrow morning, but as of now, Reed has not appeared on the team's injury list.

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