After reaching the playoffs for the second-straight season last year, expectations will be even higher for the Houston Texans next season and there’s no reason why they shouldn’t be with all of the key additions made during the offseason–especially when it comes to signing former Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed. Despite his age, Reed proved last year that he’s still capable of being one of the league’s top safeties and he should make a major impact in his first season with the Texans–assuming his recent surgery won’t cause any complications.
Reed recently underwent arthroscopic surgery to fix a torn labral in his hip and even though he’s expected to be good to go before training camp, it’s difficult not to worry on Houston’s end. Reed is the type of player that seems to be another year or two away from calling it a career and any type of surgery at his age is a reason for concern.
On the bright side, at least this surgery is minor compared to something more serious that Reed could have been dealing with.
Hopefully, Reed will be back to his old self at full strength by the time training camp rolls around as the Texans’ defense will be anxious to come back even stronger last year. Houston contained one of the top defenses last year, but they unfortunately had to deal with their fair-share of injuries towards the end of the regular season.
The expectations are for Reed heading into the 2013 season–so let’s hope this surgery doesn’t set him back from the start of training camp.
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