Texans DC Wade Phillips mentioned that he’s “a little concerned” about unexpected hip surgery S Ed Reed underwent a few weeks ago.
“Anytime a guy’s operated on, you’re concerned, especially at this time of year,” said Phillips, via HoustonTexans.com. “If it’d been right after the season, it’d been different. So there’s a little concern. But the good thing about (Reed), he’s experienced it before. He’s an experienced guy.”
The team still expects Reed to be ready in time for training camp.
Reed, 34, signed a three-year deal worth $15 million back in March. Houston added some additional safety help in the draft when they selected D.J. Swearinger out of South Carolina in the second-round, but you have to wonder whether or not they would have pursued him as much as they did had they known he would need surgery on his hip.
Nick Scurfield of HoustonTexans.com quotes team owner Bob McNair talking about Ed Reed’s procedure, calling the operation a “minor procedure.”
McNair also stated Reed should be ready once training camp starts. Worst case, “maybe the middle.”
Houston head coach Gary Kubiak was also quoted about the process, adding in “We didn’t expect it, but it started bothering him. That’s when we got aggressive in what we needed to do.”
- McClain adds that Reed should be ready to return in time for the team’s training camp.
“It’s something we’ll have to work through,” said coach Gary Kubiak. “We’ll get him healthy, and he should be fine.”
It’s a good sign that Reed is expected to participate in training camp, but I’m sure they won’t rush to him to be available. Swearinger could obviously use some additional snaps in the coming to ensure that he’s prepared for the regular season.