Ed Reed playing with labrum tear in shoulder
Oct/18/12 08:58 AM Filed in: Ed Reed
Ravens S Ed Reed is playing through pain, saying he has a small labrum tear in his shoulder.
Reed revealed his injury Wednesday night on Baltimore radio station 105.7 The Fan. Reed's no stranger to playing through pain, having played the past few seasons with a nerve impingement in his neck and shoulder.
Reed, who practiced Wednesday and wasn't listed on the Ravens' injury report, said he'll play through the pain. A normal labrum tear can take about six weeks to heal, possibly longer. Tackling can become an issue with the injury if Reed leads with the afflicted shoulder.
Reed tweaked his hamstring after returning an interception for a touchdown in the season opener against Cincinnati. That's also an injury that has slightly lingered for Reed, though it hasn't seemed to be much of a problem in recent weeks.