Houston Texans safety recently underwent arthroscopic surgery on his hip to fix a tear in labrum. Reed recently signed a 3-year deal with the Texans for $15 million of which $5 million is guaranteed money. Reed is now hinting that the injury to his hip occurred in the playoff game last season between his former team the Baltimore Ravens and the New England Patriots. The Patriots quarterback Tom Brady took off on a run and while sliding on the turf to avoid a hit he raised his leg out and accidentally kicked Reed. Although he’d been kicked, Reed continued playing and had an excellent game with the Ravens beating the Patriots.
Reed said to cnshouston.com “The only play I could look at when I got kicked by a certain quarterback. But even then, I played in the Super Bowl and you saw what happened there.”
Reed is a 9-time Pro Bowl player. He played 11 seasons with the Baltimore Ravens, but they weren’t able to agree on a new contract, so Reed moved on.
It’s unknown right now whether Reed will have recovered from the surgery to start for the Texans. That would be a pity because Reed has got his 1st year guaranteed with the team and it’s unclear whether they’ll keep him beyond this season. Having him miss games can’t be a good thing for the Texans. However, they had to know what they were getting themselves into in signing a 34-year-old player with as many miles on him as Reed has. When you sign someone like that you can’t be sure that you’re going to get someone that will be healthy for the entire season.
If Reed is able to play at the level he did in 2012, then the Texans are going to get a great player. The question is will Reed be able to do that.