An update on Ed Reed's health

An update on Ed Reed's health
May 24, 2013, 7:15 pm
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Ed Reed appears to be in good spirits as he recovers from hip surgery according to his twitter feed.

Friday Reed tweeted out a photo of where he’s training.



Andre Johnson, one of Reed’s closest friends, said Monday that he’s spoken with Reed since his surgery and said Reed is doing well.

“He’s recovering from the surgery that he had and he’s in good spirits and can’t wait to get back,” Johnson said.

Reed went through an extensive physical exam before the Texans signed him but the hip problem didn't arise. Kubiak said they didn’t expect this surgery to be needed. 

“We didn’t expect it but it started to bother him," Kubiak said. "He has had this issue on the other side before. So, once it started happening, that’s when we got aggressive and did what we need to do to get him ready to play the season.”

The team still expects its big-name free agent acquisition to be ready for training camp, although owner Bob McNair admitted Reed might not be ready until the middle of training camp.

But Reed will miss at least all of OTAs and the team’s mandatory minicamp in early June.

Safety Danieal Manning hasn’t spoken with Reed since his surgery, but did elaborate on what the two have discussed since Reed joined the Texans.

“In just the few days I got to talk to him he really enlightened me on a lot of things I could do in my game not just physically, but mentally,” Manning said. “I do think that will help me out in the long run.”

Reed will take over the spot left empty by Glover Quin’s signing in Detroit. The Texans also took safety D.J. Swearinger from South Carolina in the second round of the draft.