Mr. REEEEEEEE(ally hurt?)D!!!
Just about every Ravens starter, it seems, has missed time this training camp with injuries. Trench boys Kelly Gregg and Haloti Ngata, cornerbacks Chris McAlister and Samari Rolle, receiver Mark Clayton, what seems like the entire offensive line…the list goes on….
However, the most disturbing bit of injury (non) news that has come out of Westminister so far is that ED REED HAS NOT PRACTICED YET. Here we are on day, what, 12 of full-team practices? Ed has been on the PUP (physically unable to perform) list since July 25 with an “undisclosed injury.” According to sources, he has not even been participating in individual drills with the defensive backs so far. There is speculation that Ed’s injury, which is rumored to be in the shoulder/neck area, is potentially far more serious than the Ravens are letting on. It seems nobody in the media can get a straight answer from anyone in the organization. The team is staying very tight-lipped about the injury, and every day we don’t hear anything, the injured reserve list looms larger.
Lets all keep our purple fingers crossed that that DOES NOT happen. Losing Ed Reed for any significant amount of time this season will be pretty disastrous. For a secondary that couldn’t get out of its’ own way last year and only got older since then, losing Ed could make the 2007 Ravens secondary look stellar in comparison. The three headed monster of Jim Leonhard, Haruki Nakamura, and Tom Zbikowski have been impressive in camp, but there is no replacing a guy like Ed Reed.
Bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, this is bad. AGGGHHHHH!!!!
Let’s all take a breath, watch Mr. Reed do some work, and hope that there is a perfectly reasonable, perfectly IR-free, explanation for Ed’s absence so far…
A lot of that this year, please……