Redskins coach Jay Gruden told members of the media on Tuesday that he expects TE Jordan Reed to return at some point.
“I’m not worried about that, no,” Gruden said when asked if Reed’s career might be finished via ProFootballTalk. “He has seen specialists, and we are just trying to get to the bottom of it and figuring out the best way to make him more comfortable, get him back in the lineup. We are trying to see if there is anything else we can do to try and help him a long in that way to get into practice and start to feel better. If he has to see a specialist every day, I really don’t care. The big thing is to get him healthy and make sure he has a great state of mind so when he does come back he feels really good and confident that this thing will not linger.”
Reed has not played this season after suffering a concussion in a preseason game on Aug. 22. The latest report from Adam Schefter indicated his career is in jeopardy.
Reed has suffered several concussions through his career and his long-term health is at play when considering his future in the game of football. As Schefter points out, the more time that passes without Reed returning, the less likely it is he comes back.
Reed remains under contract with the Redskins through 2021 after signing a five-year $46.75 million extension in May 2016.