RICHMOND, Va. – It’s day six of Redskins training camp, the team’s fifth day on the field, and Pro Bowl tight end Jordan Reed has yet to take part in any team workouts.
“No, we’re just going to play it by ear, see how he does day to day,” head coach Jay Gruden explained. “Day to day means the better he feels the more chance he has the following day, but we’re not going to rush it.”
Reed is being held out with pain/soreness in his big toe. The team admits to being extra-cautious with Reed.
“We’re going to take it slow with Jordan,” Gruden said. “He’s got an injury to his big toe, and it has affected him the last couple weeks of his working out, getting ready for training camp. So we want to make sure he’s 100 percent before we got him going. He’s going to get some upper body work going and as soon as he gets healthy we’ll let him go. Should be about a week or so, we’re hoping.”
While the team conducts practice, Reed has been working with the training staff on a side field. Tuesday, he made a trip to Charlotte to visit with Dr. Robert Anderson – a foot/ankle specialist.
Gruden says this is more of a follow-up visit to Dr. Anderson than a setback, but adds there’s still no timetable for Reed’s return.
UPDATE (Wednesday August 2): Jay Gruden says “nothing earth-shattering” came out of Reed’s Tuesday visit to Dr. Anderson in Charlotte. “Everything looked pretty good,” Gruden says. “It’s just a matter of taking care of him and getting him the right rest. When he’s fully healthy, we’ll get him going. I try not to make an outlook. We don’t want to rush him back. Jordan will be truthful about it. We’ll wait until he’s 100 percent. We hope that’s before the first game, obviously. It could be next week, we don’t know yet. We’ll just play it by ear.”