Redskins tight end Jordan Reed will be out again in Week 4
Reed has yet to play due to a concussion sustained in Week 3 of the preseason. Before then, the talented tight end had suffered from multiple injuries. The concussion is his third reported of his NFL career, fifth, including his days as a Florida Gator.
Reed has missed 31 of 96 regular season games since 2013. He has never played a full 16-game season. 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 as a high risk for re-injury in 2019 with a 73% chance of doing so.
Due to the severity of Reed’s concussion history, there are rumblings that the tight end may be forced to hang up his cleats. However, coach Jay Gruden isn’t worried about that.
“I’m not worried about that, no,” said Gruden on Tuesday, via Pro Football Talk. “He has seen specialists, and we are just trying to get to the bottom of it and figuring out the best way to make him more comfortable, get him back in the lineup. We are trying to see if there is anything else we can do to try and help him a long in that way to get into practice and start to feel better. If he has to see a specialist every day, I really don’t care. The big thing is to get him healthy and make sure he has a great state of mind so when he does come back he feels really good and confident that this thing will not linger.”
Whether he’ll play or not is up in the air. One thing is definite, however, Week 4 won’t be his return to action. Instead, Washington — and whoever plays quarterback — will depend upon Vernon Davis and Jeremy Sprinkle for tight end play.