If this is a pain tolerance issue, it doesn’t sound like it’s going great, particularly if he can’t even perform reaching motions. As of last Friday, he was in a sling. Reed does have until Sunday to improve, but right now it doesn’t sound great for him.
The Washington Redskins may be without tight end Jordan Reed for a bit of time.
Coach Jay Gruden revealed on ESPN980 on Friday that Reed’s MRI revealed a Grade 3 AC joint separation in his left shoulder, a rather significant injury, via Liz Clarke of the Washington Post. Reed has his left arm in a sling, and according to Gruden, they’re taking the injury “day by day.”
Washington’s next game is on Dec. 4 against Arizona, and Washington is hopeful that they will have Reed available for it. Gruden emphasized, however, that it was too soon to tell whether Reed would be able to sufficiently recover in time.
Reed managed to play through Thursday’s game after suffering the injury, and he managed 10 catches, too. That has to encourage Gruden and the team, but it sounds like an issue of pain management and movement at this point.
Reed, 26, hauled in 10 catches for 95 yards and two touchdowns in the Thanksgiving game to raise his 2016 season totals to 59 receptions, 630 yards, and five TDs for the 6-4-1 Redskins. He has some extra time to recover ahead of the team’s Week 13 matchup against the Arizona Cardinals, but for a player who already has some serious injury baggage on him, all bets are likely off.
Josh Norman and Jordan Reed are both expected to play in Washington’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals in London on Sunday, according to a report.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter says Washington expects both players to play in the game as they have been cleared from their concussions.
Norman was concussed in Washington’s Week 7 game against Detroit but made the trip to London with Washington, indicating it would be possible for him to play. He is expected to shadow Cincinnati’s top receiver, A.J. Green, in the game.
Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed is all too familiar with what it feels like to sustain a concussion, but his long history of head injuries has apparently not frightened him all that much.
Reed, who is currently in the NFL’s concussion protocol, admitted on Wednesday that he knew the moment he suffered his latest concussion during last week’s win over the Baltimore Ravens but kept quiet about it.
Jordan Reed just said he got the concussion on 3rdQ catch over middle. He knew during game but didn't tell anyone.
Jordan Reed missed practice again on Thursday, and some are wondering if the Washington Redskins tight end needs to consider giving up football.
The Redskins revealed earlier in the week that Reed was being evaluated for a concussion after reporting symptoms. Unfortunately, Reed knows those symptoms all too well. If he did sustain a concussion, it would be his sixth since he was in college at Florida in 2011.
This is apparently SIX concussions for Jordan Reed. Forget playing Sunday. He needs to think about not playing ever.
Reed’s most recent concussion was last season, and it forced him to miss two games. There has been no word on if or how long the latest will keep him out.
You can understand why people are concerned for Reed’s well-being, especially given all we have learned over the past few years about the long-term effects of head injuries. One concussion is too many. Six before age 27 is downright terrifying.
Florida lost to Georgia 17-9 in Jacksonville on Saturday for their first defeat of the season, and perhaps nobody was more heartbroken about the loss than Jordan Reed. The junior tight end led the Gators with five catches for 74 yards, but he had one costly mistake at the end of the game.
Reed caught a pass from Jeff Driskel on second-and-six with 2:22 left in the game. He broke a tackle to get the first down, and he was headed toward the end zone where three Georgia defenders converged on him. Reed decided to go airborne around the 5-yard line, and the ball was knocked out of his hands by Jarvis Jones. Georgia recovered the fumble in the end zone for a touchback.
Jones had 13 tackles, three sacks, and two forced fumbles, per the AP.
Georgia took over after Reed’s fumble and was able to run out the clock for a 17-9 victory. There’s no guarantee Florida would have scored and made a two-point conversion, but the fumble took away their best chance at tying the game.
In addition to combining for nine turnovers — six by Florida, three by Georgia (all Aaron Murray interceptions) — the teams were penalized a total of 127 yards. Both teams are now 7-1.