Reed ‘very, very close’ but still day-to-day

Reed ‘very, very close’ but still day-to-day
September 10, 2013, 4:00 pm
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If the Texans really needed Ed Reed to play in their Monday night win over the Chargers, he probably could have. He just wouldn’t have been able to shoulder the load.

“That’s why we made the decision, because we’re not there yet,” said head coach Gary Kubiak, who said Reed could have given the Texans “some snaps” on Monday if they needed him to.

Reed, 34, is recovering from offseason hips surgery to repair his labrum. The nine-time Pro Bowler was inactive for his first game as a Texan. He made a lot of progress heading into Week 1 but that doesn’t mean he’ll play in Week 2 against the Titans on Sunday in the home opener.

“Well, we got so close last week, it’d be so easy to say ‘OK, we’re ready to go. It's a go,’” Kubiak said. “I just walked by him, he’s in the training room right now, going through some rehab stuff with (head athletic trainer Geoff Kaplan). I think we’re very close. We’ll see. Expect him to practice (Wednesday). Does he take more of a load than he did last week? We’ll see. But I know we’re very, very close. I think it’s still a day-to-day thing right now.”

Other injuries
Darryl Sharpton will do some work on the practice fields on Wednesday but still hasn’t completely passed the NFL’s concussion protocol. He’ll have a chance to do that on Wednesday or Thursday.

Brice McCain banged his knee during the win against the Chargers and will have it evaluated. That was the only injury Kubiak mentioned coming out of the game.

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