- The Washington Times - Wednesday, September 20, 2017

ASHBURN — Redskins tight end Jordan Reed sat out of practice Wednesday because of his rib cartilage injury and a SC joint ligament strain. Reed suffered the injuries during the Redskins’ 27-20 win over the Los Angeles Rams in Week 2.

“The plan is we’ve got to get him healthy and the concern is he’s not healthy right now,” Redskins coach Jay Gruden said.

It’s yet another injury for the Redskins tight end, who missed the team’s training camp in Richmond with a toe injury. Reed has had 13 other injuries, based on data from the website Sports Injury Predictor, since being drafted in 2013.

Gruden said Reed was coming off his best game “in quite a while” against the Rams. The 27-year-old had six catches for 48 yards against the Rams.

“Not only his route running, but he was outstanding in his run blocking,” Gruden said. “He had a key block on the touchdown Chris Thompson had on the second series of the game. He was physical.”

The SC joint sprain is different from the AC joint sprain Reed dealt with last season. Reed was hurt during his two touchdown performance against the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving. He had trouble putting his T-shirt on postgame and needed a teammate to help him accomplish the job.

He missed the following week with the injury and later the Redskins’ game on Christmas Eve against the Chicago Bears.

Reed left the game against the Rams last Sunday, but returned late in the fourth quarter.

Also, the following players were limited in practice with injuries: Rob Kelley (rib), Montae Nicholson (shoulder), Josh Norman (shoulder), Mason Foster (shoulder), Deshazor Everett (knee) and Moses Morgan (ankle/shoulder).

Full participants were Spencer Long (knee), Chris Thompson (back) and Josh Doctson (hamstring).

“Compared to other Wednesdays, it sucks,” Norman said. “I’m not going to lie to you. … We’ll be alright come game day, I feel like.”



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