Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed had knee surgery last week and will be sidelined until training camp. This news comes from HC Jay Gruden.
If you'll recall, Reed missed OTAs last week due to some knee "soreness" and instead went to the doctor to check it out. Well, it turns out the doctor must have thought Reed's issue required surgery.
While still very young (24), Reed stays injured and has missed 12 of a possible 32 games over his two-year career. The big injury concern for him over that time has been concussions, but he's also dealt with hamstring issues and now the knee.
Gruden referred to the surgery as "a little procedure," but he also said it was not arthroscopic. Best I can tell, you'd only say that for one of two reasons. The surgery was even less invasive than arthroscopic (which I'm not sure even exists) or the surgery was more serious that a minor, non-invasive "cleaning up" of the knee. Either way, this doesn't look good. However, Gruden was sure to make it clear that the surgery was nothing serious.
As of right now, the only other TEs on the roster are Niles Paul, Logan Paulsen, Devin Mahina, Chase Dixon, and Je'Ron Hamm.
Reed's the second Redskin to have a knee procedure recently as Ryan Kerrigan just got scoped about a month ago. Both players are expected to participate in training camp.