The last time we heard from Ed Reed, he said he was committed to playing football in 2010 after contemplating retirement following the end of the 2009 season.
While he still wants to play, Reed acknowledged on Sirius Mad Dog Radio Friday (via Jamison Hensley of the Baltimore Sun) that he may not be ready for the start of the season.
"I want to be ready for the first game but I don’t know how soon that would happen, how soon I would be back."
He said he had reconstructive hip surgery, which is about a 4-6 month recovery period.
"They took about 6-7 inches from my IT band, replaced my labrum that I tore."
He had the surgery following the draft so in four months, the best case scenario, he'd be ready to go by the start of the season. Any setbacks, though, could delay that.
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