- The Washington Times - Friday, September 12, 2014

With one injury after another continuing to affect Jordan Reed, the tight end said Friday he’s starting to get bothered by his inability to stay on the field for the Washington Redskins.

“It’s just frustrating, man,” Reed said. “It’s one thing after another, but I’ve just got to keep positive and just keep grinding and hopefully, things will turn out good.”

Reed strained his left hamstring in the Redskins’ season-opening loss at Houston and was ruled out by coach Jay Gruden for their game Sunday against Jacksonville.

The injury is at least the seventh Reed has sustained since joining the team prior to last season and the third since the start of training camp in late July. Reed also missed practice in early August with a stomach virus and sprained a thumb in Washington’s preseason game against Baltimore.

“All three injuries that I had recently are kind of fluke things, man,” Reed said. “It just kind of happens. You can’t really prevent it. There’s nothing I can really do.”

Reed was injured after playing just seven snaps in the season-opening 17-6 loss. He was hit in the left leg by Texans cornerback Kendrick Lewis after what ended up being a 4-yard reception.

“After I got hit, I was all right,” Reed said. “Then I stood up and that’s when I felt it. That’s when I kind of knew there was something wrong. But I didn’t think it was gonna be too crazy.”

Gruden also ruled out cornerback Tracy Porter, who has been battling his own hamstring strain, and inside linebacker Akeem Jordan, who is still recovering from a strained MCL in his left knee.

Defensive end Kedric Golston will be listed as doubtful on the injury report after straining his groin against the Texans, while kicker Kai Forbath, who has experienced soreness in his right groin, will be questionable.

“We’re just trying to be safe with him and see what he can do [Saturday],” Gruden said. “He’s going to have to prove to us tomorrow that he can kick. It’s just a weird deal.”



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