Appearing on the NFL Network’s Super Bowl set Friday, Ravens safety Ed Reed revealed that the nerve impingement in his neck and shoulder is getting worse.
Reed has played through the neck/shoulder problem for multiple seasons. He was also nagged by ankle, groin, and hip injuries down the stretch in 2009.
The six-time Pro Bowler has hinted strongly at retirement since the end of the year. He plans to receive more opinions on the injuries before making a decision.
Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post reported late last month that the Ravens expected Reed to continue playing in 2010, but the decision will be up to the player and medical opinions.
Reed is only 31. He turns 32 on September 11th.