Coach Jay Gruden said he isn't sure if Reed (toe sprain) will be able to play again this season, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.
While early reports suggest the sprain isn't too severe, Reed's history of toe problems and overall medical track record could encourage a cautious approach, especially now that a playoff appearance seems unlikely. He had surgery on both big toes during the offseason and acknowledged in mid-November that he was still in the process of working his way back to full strength. Vernon Davis figures to step in as the team's top tight end for Week 15 at Jacksonville, catching passes from veteran journeyman Josh Johnson.
Reed (foot/toe) is scheduled to have an MRI and may be in danger of missing the rest of the season, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
While his foot sprain isn't initially believed to be severe, Reed may have a hard time making it back by the end of the season, especially if his team falls out of playoff contention. He's yet to miss a game in 2018, but he hasn't exactly been the best version of himself after having surgery on both big toes during the offseason. An absence for Week 15 in Jacksonville would leave Vernon Davis as the Redskins' top tight end.
Reed was diagnosed with a sprained foot and toe injury after being ruled out for the second half of Sunday's 40-16 loss to the Giants, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports.
While the report confirms that Reed avoided any structural damage to his foot, the tight end is nonetheless a candidate to miss practice time Wednesday through Friday and could be in jeopardy of sitting out next weekend's tilt in Jacksonville. Historically injury prone, Reed has suited up in all 12 of the Redskins' contests to date, but hasn't been as productive as usual on a per-game basis with 54 receptions for 558 yards and two scores. Vernon Davis and Jeremy Sprinkle would be in store for increased roles at tight end in the event Reed's health issue forces him to miss time over the Redskins' final three games.
Reed (foot) won't return to Sunday's game against the Giants.
Over the course of 75 minutes, Reed's status changed from questionable to doubtful to out due to a foot injury. The precise nature of the issue hasn't been revealed, but the regularly-injured Reed is a candidate to have his practice reps impacted this coming week. In the meantime, Vernon Davis will receive the majority of tight end reps in Washington.
Reed (foot) has been ruled out for the second half of Sunday's game against the Giants, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.
The Redskins downgraded Reed to doubtful to return shortly before the first half, and with the team trailing by 34 points to begin the third quarter, it's no surprise that he'll be shut down for the day. Before departing, Reed failed to corral his lone target on the day and finished with no receptions for the first time all season. Washington should have an update on the extent of his injury within the next day or two.
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