If Reed ‘can walk, he’s going to play’

If Reed ‘can walk, he’s going to play’
December 31, 2012, 5:45 pm
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Texans come limping into Saturday's game

Brooks Reed went through warmups on Sunday but ultimately the Texans decided to hold him out of their loss.

It looks like the Texans won’t have to make that tough decision on Saturday against the Bengals, even if Reed’s groin isn’t feeling 100 percent.

“I think it will be touch and go,” Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said on Monday. “I can say this: If he can walk, he’s going to play. I mean, he wants to play.

“We think we had a decision to make yesterday, which was very important to him playing some more football this year and we think we made the right one.”

Reed injured his groin on Thanksgiving against the Lions and missed three full games before returning two weeks ago against the Vikings. He re-aggravated his groin in that game and missed Sunday against the Colts.

But aside from Reed, the Texans once again have even more linebacker injury concerns. Darryl Sharpton (hip) and Tim Dobbins (shoulder) were both banged up against the Colts.

“Coming out of the game, it’s a very quick week,” Kubiak said. “I don’t have an answer for you right now. We’ll see where we are tomorrow.”

This week the Texans are operating on a normal week schedule just moved up a day. Their normal Wednesday practice will be on Tuesday and so on.

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Single game tickets for Saturday's playoff game against the Begnals go on sale on Wednesday at 10 a.m. exclusively through Ticketmaster.com. There are fewer than 1,500 seats available and prices range from $45-$140.