Houston Texans Head Coach Gary Kubiak said the team got good news about newly-signed safety Ed Reed on Saturday after he spent time working with a hip specialist in Atlanta. The future hall-of-famer has been battling chronic hip problems over the past year, and they’ve been bad enough lately to keep him out of all the Texans offseason workouts and training camp.
With the regular season just two weeks away now, the likelihood that Reed would be on the field when the Texans opened up against he San Diego Chargers has lessened each day he’s not on the practice field. But according to Brian T. Smith of the Houston Chronicle, Reed has progressed enough in his rehab that the team now has some hope that he’ll be healthy enough to take the field in Week 1:
The Texans received “good news” Saturday about safety Ed Reed and the veteran could be back on schedule to play against the Chargers.
“He’s ahead and has responded very well. … We’re just exhausting everything we can possibly do to get him ready to go and push toward the beginning of the season,” Kubiak said.