Over the last two seasons, the Houston Texans have emerged as one of the top teams in the AFC and last year, the argument can be made they had one of the best overall teams in football in the first half of the season. Unfortunately, the team struggled to stay consistent in the second half as their defense dealt with numerous injuries and while they addressed the safety position this offseason by signing Ed Reed–they still may be worried about whether or not he’ll be ready for the start of the regular season.
Reed recently had hip surgery and even though he’s been making progress with his recovery–this is one of those injuries where nobody knows what to expect when it comes to a timetable for his return. Obviously, there’s a good chance that everything will work out just fine for the Texans and Reed will be ready to go for Week 1, but for a player his age–there’s always going to be a reason for concern.
Even though Reed still has a good year or two left in him, retirement has been an option for him over the last couple of years as many wondered if age would be catching up with the safety. Expectations will be high for Houston once again heading into the 2013 season and Reed’s leadership will certainly make a big difference–so let’s hope his rehab continues to go well and there’s no complications when it comes to being ready for Week 1.
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