The rookie season of Washington tight end Jordan Reed was marred by a concussion that caused him to miss the final seven games of the 2013 campaign. As if turns out, the head injury that put him out of action wasn’t the first one he sustained last year.
“I think I had had a concussion two weeks before, but I didn’t tell nobody so when I took a shot to the side of my head against the Eagles it made it worse,” Reed told David Elfin of The SportsXchange. “I was in a bad spot for a long time. I didn’t know if they would ever go away, but I’m past it now.”
Reed recently has called the injury a “fluke thing.” If it’s a fluke that he had a concussion and didn’t tell anyone and then had a second one perhaps before the first one had healed in the sense that it’s an aberration, hopefully Reed is right. With the increased sensitivity to spotting and treating concussions, the idea that a player suffered a concussion and no one noticed should be regarded as troubling — especially if it’s not uncommon.