Houston Texans safety Ed Reed has been hobbled all offseason by hip surgery, and he believes that an incident with Tom Brady in the playoffs may have led to his injury.
Reed told Tania Ganguli of the Houston Chronicle that his injury might have happened when Brady kicked him during a slide attempt in the AFC Championship game. He went on to say that Brady later apologized for the incident, which may not have been intentional:
Ed Reed said he thinks this might have happened when "a certain quarterback" (tom Brady) kicked him in the playoffs. #Texans— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) June 11, 2013
Reed didn't say Brady's name at first, we coaxed it out of him. He said Brady called him later to apologize. #Texans— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) June 11, 2013
Video of the play is available here.
Reed had arthroscopic surgery on the hip in April and has been unable to participate in minicamps. The surgery wasn't as significant as the last one he had, which required a bone spur to be removed. He hopes to be ready for the regular season, though it's still not a guarantee he will be 100 percent in time for training camp.