Redskins news: Jordan Reed out for the game with potential concussion
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Redskins’ Jordan Reed out for the game with potential concussion

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Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed left Thursday night’s preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons early with a probable concussion. He is being evaluated for a concussion. The head injury came on a bit helmet-to-helmet hit delivered by Falcons safety Keanu Neal.

If Reed is diagnosed with a concussion, it would be his third of his NFL career. He suffered one in October of 2016, October of 2015, and November of 2013. At the University of Florida, Reed suffered three concussions.

Reed has missed 31 of 96 regular-season games since 2013. His injuries include, hamstring pulls, toe sprains, hamstring strains, A/C joint separation, MCL sprain, quad strain, bruises, and thumb strain.

Sports Injury Predictor flags Reed at high risk of re-injury of 2019 with a 73% chance of doing so. The site expects him to miss 3.8 games in the upcoming season.

Reed is considered to be one of the NFL’s best receiving threats at tight end. Over his six year career, the Washington Redskin has caught 329 passes for 3,371 yards and 24 touchdowns. In 2018, he tallied 54 receptions for 558 yards and two touchdowns; he missed three games due to a lingering toe injury.

In 2016, Reed earned a Pro Bowl nod, despite missing four games and starting just half. He accumulated 87 receptions for 952 yards and 11 touchdowns on the year.

Reed is among the NFL’s best at the position, but he’s had trouble staying healthy throughout his college and pro careers. It’s unknown how much time he’ll be injured, but it’s not a good sign for one of the Redskins’ best skill position players.