To say the Washington Redskins have struggled lately would be putting it kindly. Since finishing first in the NFC East in 2012 they have managed only seven wins in the past two seasons.
There is a myriad of theories as to why the franchise has faltered in recent years, but injuries to key players have certainly played a part.
With Jay Gruden and the Redskins fans having been hoping for a clean slate on that front heading into 2015 an update today revealing another set back for one of their perennially injured stars will be another blow.
According to John Keim of ESPN, tight end Jordan Reed has required further attention on his knee this offseason:
While head coach, Jay Gruden, may be confident that Reed will be ready for training camp this surgical update ties in with recent reports suggesting the Washington hierarchy had growing concerns about the 24-year-old's long-term durability.
Having made an immediate impact in the NFL during an impressive rookie season that saw him break franchise records and make the PFWA All-Rookie team, the talented Reed has struggled to stay healthy.
Reed's rookie season was ended after nine games due to a persistent concussion issue while he managed just two starts in 2014 as quad and hamstring injuries frustrated both the player and the Washington fans.
This latest "procedure" comes after the TE tweaked his knee during Redskins OTAs last week.
Hopefully the latest concern proves to be solved without any adverse reaction but, much like teammate Robert Griffin III, frequent injuries are threatening to put pay to a once promising career.
In his two-year career to date Jordan Reed has 95 receptions for 964 yards and three touchdowns. His most impressive performance came during the 2013 season when he set a Redskins record for receiving yards by a rookie tight end in Week 7 against the Bears - racking up 134 yards and one TD.
Redskins fans: Do you think Reed can ever fulfil his potential in Washington? Have your say in the comments below...
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