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Reed meeting with hip surgeon for final check

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All offseason, the Texans have been sounding optimistic about the prognosis for safety Ed Reed.

And it appears that he’s going to get a last check-up before he takes his first step toward playing the regular season opener.

According to Brian Smith of the Houston Chronicle, Reed will meet soon with Dr. Marc Philippon, who performed both of Reed’s hip surgeries (including a previous one when he was with the Ravens).

The surgeon will take a last look at him, . . . That’s going to be the last step, then he’ll be back for good and he’ll start working toward hopefully getting back on the field,” Texans coach Gary Kubiak said.

The Texans haven’t seemed particularly worried about Reed’s participation in the preseason, which is fine. He was brought in as much for his leadership and intangibles as anything he does on the field, so nothing that happens in August matters all that much.

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13 Responses to “Reed meeting with hip surgeon for final check”
  1. ingraven says: Aug 23, 2013 9:37 AM

    Dont like the fact that he had to leave, but I understand why. He is older and injury prone and not a great tackler. With that said, I am looking forward to seeing what he’ll do in a Texans jersey

  2. allhailkingflacco says: Aug 23, 2013 9:44 AM

    No Darin, he was not brought in as much for his leadership and intangibles as anything he does on the field.

    It’s what he does on he field and that’s it. He’s not going to cast a magic spell over the team and launch them into the SB.

  3. roofdoc1 says: Aug 23, 2013 10:08 AM

    YES!!!!!!!!!!! Go Texans!

  4. youarejealousof6rings says: Aug 23, 2013 10:11 AM

    Bust.

  5. glb020971 says: Aug 23, 2013 10:12 AM

    game changer!!! We are getting health and everyone else in the AFC is missing key players some for the whole season. Go Texans

  6. ccjcsr says: Aug 23, 2013 10:13 AM

    Won’t be the last time he gets checked by a Dr. this year!

    #Old
    #Injurywaitingtohappen

  7. guitarkevin says: Aug 23, 2013 10:24 AM

    As a Ravens fan I wish he would have just retired. He is diminishing his legacy.

  8. htown1035 says: Aug 23, 2013 10:35 AM

    allhailkingflacco says:
    Aug 23, 2013 9:44 AM
    No Darin, he was not brought in as much for his leadership and intangibles as anything he does on the field.

    It’s what he does on he field and that’s it. He’s not going to cast a magic spell over the team and launch them into the SB
    ————————————
    Spoken like a true sour grapes Ravens fan. He was brought in not only for what he brings on the field, but also what he brings off of it.

  9. siggtacular says: Aug 23, 2013 11:47 AM

    Reed already played out his prime in Baltimore. He was an amazing player to watch every year, and he helped us won a Super Bowl. However, Reed will not be a factor for Houston, he’s old, used goods. Lets go Michael Huff and Matt Elam!!!

    Baltimore Ravens
    2x Super Bowl Champions XXXV XLVII

  10. allhailkingflacco says: Aug 23, 2013 11:57 AM

    htown1035 says: Aug 23, 2013 10:35 AM

    allhailkingflacco says:
    Aug 23, 2013 9:44 AM
    No Darin, he was not brought in as much for his leadership and intangibles as anything he does on the field.

    It’s what he does on he field and that’s it. He’s not going to cast a magic spell over the team and launch them into the SB
    ————————————
    Spoken like a true sour grapes Ravens fan. He was brought in not only for what he brings on the field, but also what he brings off of it.
    _______________________________

    You misunderstood my comment. Also, sour grapes are not imported to Baltimore, home of the SB Champs. Everything’s sweet here in Bmore.

    As Reed does bring the intangibles, they’re not equal to his play. Therefore his play is what overrides the intangibles and was the driving force behind the signing.

  11. si1m says: Aug 23, 2013 12:04 PM

    sorry but no one misses Reed in Baltimore for his play going into 2013.

    He’ll retire a Raven one day and so I don’t really care if he wants to extort 5 million from a team in his last couple years while on the PUP list. He can teach your safeties how not to aim to destroy opposing knees like that moron Swearinger at least.

  12. watermelon1 says: Aug 24, 2013 3:46 AM

    You mean to tell me Ed Reed will be ready to play just as the meaningless preseason games are over?!?!

    What a crazy world this is!

  13. beelicker says: Aug 24, 2013 8:05 AM

    What’s more intangible than making bubbles in the whirlpool?

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