Ed Reed suggests Brady kick led to hip surgery


Texans safety Ed Reed still isn’t sure when he’s going to be able to get on the field with his new teammates, but he was much more certain about one aspect of his hip injury on Tuesday.

There have been some questions about whether or not the Texans were aware of the severity of his injury when they signed Reed, but Reed said Tuesday that there was no talk of surgery until after he joined the Texans. While there were reports that the Ravens knew Reed’s hip was troublesome, Reed said an MRI was done on the hip after he experienced discomfort while working out in Houston and coach Gary Kubiak also said that “obviously” the Texans didn’t know there was a possibility that Reed’s debut with the team would be delayed by a torn labrum before signing him.

With that out of the way, Reed moved on to talk about when the injury occurred. He doesn’t know for certain, but suggested that a kick delivered by Patriots quarterback Tom Brady could be to blame.

“Only play I can look at is when I got kicked by a certain quarterback but even then I played in the Super Bowl and you saw what happened there,” Reed said, via Tania Ganguli of the Houston Chronicle. “Even then I had two MCL sprains, a second degree one in the left in the Super Bowl in the first quarter and played through that. So if you’ve got any questions about my heart and how I play and how I work.”

Brady was fined $10,000 for the kick, which came as Brady was sliding down late in the first half of the AFC Championship Game, and Reed, as he mentioned, went on to play two weeks later. Whether or not that rules out the possibility of the kick being the culprit is unknown, but it also probably doesn’t matter all that much to the Texans.

They signed Reed to be a leader on their defense and in the secondary, something that they’d like to see happen sooner rather than later regardless of why Reed needed to have an operation.

26 responses to “Ed Reed suggests Brady kick led to hip surgery

  1. Laughable.
    It certainly had very little to do with playing such a physically demanding position for a decade or so, right?
    Did Brady even make contact with Reed on that play?

  2. I remember when this happened live during the AFCCG. I was watching with three people, one another Ravens fan and two Patriots fans (one Pats fan was a guest in my home; the other, sadly, my roommate.) I had managed to keep things cordial with that Pats guest … until The Kick happened. I can’t think of any other time watching football that I wanted to reach through my TV and annihilate a player. I took it out on the visiting Pats fan by trolling him mercilessly.

    The other Ravens fan there (a noob): “Why did Brady do that?”
    Me: “Because that’s how classy Tom Brady is! ALL CLASS!”
    Her: “Is it legal to do that?”
    Me: “No.”
    Her: “Then why was there no flag thrown?”
    Me: “Because it’s Tom Brady! It’s not cheating if he does it!”

    I know that’s a dumb story but just wanted to share…

  3. Seriously, what a girlie man. Bernard Pollard delivers about 30 cheap shots every Sunday that are harder than what Brady did to Reed. Reed really needs to get over his obsession with the Patriots.

  4. Wow, a few comments in, more cheating comments. EVERY team cheats. Roger Goodell sent that memo about videotaping to EVERY team in the NFL. If the Pats were the only team videotaping, then why did Goodell send that memo to EVERY team in the NFL. Because every team was videotaping. EVERY team cheats. Jets trip players, Saints run a bounty program, Colts pump in fake crowd noise.

  5. metitmetin is just another chowd with head firmly planted in sand.

    Why did Goodell destroy all the tapes and evidence?
    Why was no other team fined money or draft picks?

    Thanks for playing, go back to sleep.

  6. This fool is just lookin for another excuse to skip camp. He does this every year. If the kick from Brady really did injure Reed, why didn’t he have the hip surgery earlier in the offseason instead of waiting for the start of camp. I used to like Ed Reed but his “im injured act” has grown tired and old.

  7. If your tag has “truth” in it guess what the one thing is that you’re absolutely not going to hear?

  8. As I Texans fan, I want to be mad that Reed hid this from us, but we got him with our eyes wide open — we should have realized he was a brittle old man.

  9. Yes. Ed Reed has had hip problems for several years now. Blaming Brady is pretty lame, especially when the bellyaching is coming from someone who was once considered one of the best safeties in the league.

  10. You can hate on reed all you want…but he’s a bonafide first ballot HOF’er. His career speaks for itself.

    When I look at the picture attached to this article …..he was about to get laid out while running, wisely opted to slide, but look at him…he try’s to kick a guy in the balls while laying on the ground covering his face….he’s bracing for an impact that never came. These are the kinds of things that keep Brady from being beloved outside of NE…that and Giselle..

  11. Actually, I think what keeps Brady from being beloved outside of New England is the fact that he beats every team outside of New England

  12. Farce.

    Reed clips Deion Branch with a helmet to helmet at the end of a play. Reed tries to paralyze Ridley with a helmet to helmet hit, after a career of head hunting he acts surprised when some defends themselves going to the ground.

    Questionable play sure. Brady paid his fine.

    Reed’s old. He’s done. He’s had a hip issue for years and is just doing typical Ravens “Boo-Hoo Pats are stinky cheaters” nonsense.

  13. When, oh when, will the NFL get off their high horse and protect harmless Safeties from evil, mean, power-hungry Quarter Backs.

    (Should I add a sarcasm tag?):)

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