Ed Reed talks about his injury

August 29, 2008 |

Ed Reed is fast, but today he was not fast enough to escape the media in the locker room. Actually Ed was very gracious with his time and shed some light on his injury. You can listen to the whole interview in the audio vault, but here are some of the highlights:
On how he is feeling
Reed “Right now I am still day today, hopefully I can get back, but health is more important right now. It is a long season and I feel like the team is going to need me more down the line than earlier and having to get hurt or something like that and can’t play again. Right now we are just taking it day to day.”
On exact injury:
“It is a nerve impingement and couple other things going on in there, some soreness, tightness, or what not. Just trying to loosen it up and take it one day at a time.”
Is injury in neck or should or both:
“It is both”
On if he would have to have surgery:
“If I had surgery now, you all would not be interviewing me ever again. If I had surgery, I would not be playing anymore.”
On if injury limit’s causes his arm and shoulder problems:
“You see me; I get a little jiggy man (then does a dance). It is a little bit more in depth than that. It is something I just have to deal with. It will not go away, but I can do some things to prevent a lot.”
What he has done to get treatment for injury:
“I have traveled to North Carolina, Detroit, New Jersey, doing treatments. It has been tough I have been to different places, Miami doing treatment. It is just making sure it is getting right, seeing every doctor that you can possibly see to get it checked out to make sure there is nothing catastrophic that can happen, that is what I was really taking care of.”