Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed has been diagnosed with a concussion, Redskins coach Jay Gruden told reporters on Thursday. It stems from an injury Reed suffered on Tuesday that forced him to leave the practice field.
Reed is now in the NFL’s concussion protocol. It will require him to meet with an independent neurologist on Friday, and he must appear on the field in Friday’s practice to be eligible to play in Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
If he does not play, 12th-year veteran and two-time Pro Bowl selection Vernon Davis will take his place. Davis has 10 catches for 94 yards this season.
Reed, 26, has yet to play more than 14 games in his career, which is now in its fourth season. If he doesn’t play Sunday, it will mark his 15th game missed because of injury.
He’s had his issues with concussions, too. The two games he missed last season were for such an injury, and he was placed on injured reserve with one in 2013. He also suffered two concussions while playing at the University of Florida.
The fourth-year tight end has 316 yards and 2 touchdowns on 33 catches in five games for the 3-2 Redskins. Last season, he broke out for 952 yards and 11 touchdowns as Washington won the NFC East.