Ed Reed thinks hip injury came from Tom Brady kick
On Tuesday, Reed spoke to the media for the first time since undergoing surgery to repair the torn labrum in his hip. Though the exact cause of the injury is uncertain, Reed told reporters he thinks it’s the result of Tom Brady kicking him on a slide during the AFC Championship Game (video of the play here).
“Being that it was a slight tear in the labrum, it took me back to when I knew it could have happened, but I played in the Super Bowl and it’s something that happens,” Reed told reporters, via the Houston Chronicle. “Injuries happen in football all the time. We’re doing everything. I’m in the right place to rehab.”
“Only play I can look at is when I got kicked by a certain quarterback but even then I played in the Super Bowl and you saw what happened there. Even then I had two MCL sprains, a second degree one in the left in the Super Bowl in the first quarter and played through that. So if you’ve got any questions about my heart and how I play and how I work (that’s your answer).”
So Reed seems to firmly believe he hurt his hip on the Brady play and still managed to compete in the Super Bowl and help the Baltimore Ravens win it all. I wouldn’t doubt him. That kick he took from Brady was in an awkward spot and appeared to cause some hyperextension. Reed may be somewhat upset by the surgery, but he said in January that things were all good between him and Brady after the quarterback apologized.