Ed Reed Injury: Updates on Texans Star's Hip
Ed Reed's Houston Texans career isn't off to the best of starts. The team placed the former Baltimore Ravens superstar safety on the Physically Unable to Perform list on July, 25, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Texans safety Ed Reed (hip) and running back Arian Foster (calf) were placed on PUP list today.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 25, 2013
Reed has played in three games this season, but still doesn't consider himself to be 100 percent heading into Week 6 against the St. Louis Rams.
UPDATE: Sunday, Sept. 22
From John McClain of the Houston Chronicle:
Ed Reed is starting against the Ravens.— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) September 22, 2013
UPDATE: Thursday, Sept. 19
From Mark Berman of Fox 26:
Gary Kubiak said Ed Reed will be a game time decision again but that he is headed in the right direction as far as possibly playing Sunday.— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) September 19, 2013
Wade Phillips of if Ed Reed plays Sunday: "He wouldn't play a full game certainly. He has made some plays (in practice) this week."— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) September 19, 2013
UPDATE: Wednesday, Sept. 18
Dan Hanzus of NFL.com passes along a statement from Ed Reed discussing the potential of playing in Week 3 against his former team, the Baltimore Ravens:
"It's nothing that urged me to play this week. You know, I didn't circle this on the calendar," Reed explained. "I said it earlier in the offseason that with my rehab, I'm not preparing to play against San Diego or Tennessee or even the Ravens.
"It's about being there for the long haul," Reed continued, "being there for the team when it really counts, and that's playoffs, the Super Bowl, AFC Championship Game."
Brian Smith of the Houston Chronicle passes along a statement from Ray Lewis discussing his former teammate's potential 2013 debut on Sunday:
Ray Lewis knows Ed Reed well. So well, in fact, Lewis said Tuesday that Reed’s injury is likely worse than has been announced if the veteran safety doesn’t make his Texans debut Sunday against Lewis’ former team.
“I would be (surprised). I would be, because then that would tell me that his injury hasn’t totally healed yet,” Lewis said during a media interview. “Because if he can’t go the third week into the regular season – that’s what they got him there for – if he can’t go, then there’s still something really wrong.”
UPDATE: Sunday, Sept. 15
From ESPN's Adam Schefter:
Texans S Ed Reed will not play today. Not quite ready.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 15, 2013
UPDATE: Sunday, Sept. 15
From Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports:
Ed Reed, Larry Fitzgerald and Roddy White set to play today, according to sources. White (high ankle sprain) could be particularly limited— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) September 15, 2013
Ian Rapoport of NFL.com contradicts La Canfora's report:
Texans S Ed Reed will test out his hip pre game. But I'm hearing now he's trending downward. A longshot to play. Source: "It's unlikely"— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 15, 2013
UPDATE: Thursday, Sept. 12
From FOX 26's Mark Berman:
Gary Kubiak says Ed Reed practiced more today than he did last week and believes Reed will be a game-time decision for the Titans.— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) September 12, 2013
UPDATE: Tuesday, Sept. 10
From John McClain of The Houston Chronicle:
Kubiak said Ed Reed still day to day but he's making extra progress and could play against Titans. Reed needs to practice at full speed.— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) September 10, 2013
UPDATE: Monday, Sept. 9
From ESPN's Adam Schefter:
Texans S Ed Reed, recovering from off-season hip surgery, is not expected to play tonight vs. San Diego, per sources.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 9, 2013
UPDATE: Saturday, Sept. 7
From the Texans' official Twitter feed:
Gary Kubiak said Shiloh Keo will start at FS vs. Chargers. Ed Reed will be gametime decision.— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) September 7, 2013
UPDATE: Friday, Sept. 6
NFL.com's Chris Wesseling has the latest:
Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak said Friday that the veteran safety will be a game-time decision. Defensive coordinator Wade Phillips also refused to rule Reed out, adding that the nine-time Pro Bowlselection has "really come on" the past few days.
"Obviously, (Reed is) out for this game," Joseph said Friday, via the Houston Chronicle, "but I think it's a move in the right direction to get him out there moving around (in practice)."
UPDATE: Thursday, Sept. 4
From Ian Rapoport of NFL.com:
Kubiak said "we'll see" on Ed Reed and notes "great progress." Will be in pads tomorrow to see. Game Monday, not Sunday— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 5, 2013
UPDATE: Wednesday, Sept. 4
From CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora:
Ed Reed's hip still progressing well but very doubtful he plays Monday night for HOU. Future Hall of Fame safety should be back soon though— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) September 4, 2013
UPDATE: Tuesday, Sept. 3
Ed Reed has finally stepped onto the Texans practice field according to Tania Ganguli of ESPN.com:
Texans safety Ed Reed practiced fully on Tuesday for the first time since joining the team as a free agent.
"He's been getting a little work in the team run and the pass a little bit," Texans cornerback Kareem Jackson said.
"He looks pretty good out there. You can kind of tell he's not entirely 100 percent, but you know he's working to get back to 100 percent. He's going in the right direction and hopefully he'll be there soon."
Ganguli reports that coach Gary Kubiak will let Reed decide if he is able to suit up against the Chargers.
UPDATE: Friday, Aug. 30
ESPN's Tania Ganguli reports that Reed will be activated:
"He'll be back [Saturday] and we're hoping to do some field drills on Monday and Tuesday with our extra days, with him, with [head trainer Geoff Kaplan]," coach Gary Kubiak said of Reed. "So we'll probably make a quick decision early in the week, Monday or Tuesday on his availability for San Diego. But we're sitting here hoping and we'll see how that goes."
UPDATE: Tuesday, Aug 27
Drew Dougherty of HoustonTexans.com passes along an update on Ed Reed's progress from head coach Gary Kubiak:
"He is in Vail, today, getting some injections and spending time with his surgeon," Kubiak said during a Monday afternoon press conference. "I think there's one more trip planned, to Atlanta."
"I think we're going to really have a good idea of where we're at, coming out of Dallas and starting our preparation," Kubiak said. "Because we do have ten days or something like that to get ready for San Diego."
The news is disappointing for the Texans, although not altogether shocking as Reed underwent hip surgery this offseason, and reports in May from Nick Scurfield of HoustonTexans.com had him pegged for a return sometime in the middle of training camp.
According to Texans veteran wide receiver Andre Johnson, that early prognosis is not likely, but he expects Reed to be back in time for Houston's season opener Sept. 9 on the road against the San Diego Chargers, per John McClain of the Houston Chronicle:
Naturally, Ed Reed will start camp on PUP because he can't practice. Andre Johnson said today Reed told him he'll be ready for the opener.— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) July 25, 2013
According to ESPN, "A player can come of the physically unable to perform list any day during the preseason. If he starts the regular season on the PUP, he must miss at least the first six games."
The Texans signed the 34-year-old Reed this season in hopes that his leadership and play-making ability would be the extra boost the team needs to take the next step as a franchise. The two-time Super Bowl winner tallied 58 tackles and four interceptions for the world-champion Ravens last season.
Houston also put star running back Arian Foster on the PUP list as he battles a calf injury, per Schefter's tweet.
In an increasingly competitive AFC South division, the Texans will need all their top stars healthy and fully ready for the upcoming NFL campaign.
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