It is possible Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed may never play again.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Reed’s NFL career is “in jeopardy” due to concern over the multiple concussions he has sustained throughout his career.
Reed, 29, has already been ruled out of Washington’s Monday Night Football game against the Chicago Bears and the Redskins as well as those around the league reportedly believe that if Reed takes the field again, he would be putting himself in grave risk.
It is unknown exactly how many concussions Reed has had, but he has not played since his most recent concussion on Aug. 22 in the team’s third preseason game.
Reed reportedly still wants to play and will continue to undergo testing to see if doctors clear him.
Reed’s career has been plagued by concussions and other injuries, but when healthy he has been productive for the Redskins. Last season, Reed had 54 catches for 558 yards and two touchdowns in 13 games, but he played in just six games the year prior. He has not played a full 16-game season at any point in his seven-year career.
With Reed out, Vernon Davis and Jeremy Sprinkle have been getting the majority of snaps as the Redskins’ tight ends.