Redskins' Reed (foot) is improving, but not ready

Redskins' Reed (foot) is improving, but not ready
August 10, 2013, 3:45 pm
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RICHMOND—Tight end Jordan Reed is no longer wearing a walking boot, but he would not have practiced on Saturday had the session been held, Coach Mike Shanahan said.

Reed suffered the injury in practice last week and did not suit up Thursday at Tennessee.

Shanahan described Reed’s injury as similar to Phillip Thomas’ mid-foot sprain.

“He’s got that mid-foot [injury], right on top of the foot,” Shanahan said. “It’s sore. They took the boot off. It’s feeling better today. I’ll let you know day-by-day exactly where he’s at. But today he could not practice if we did practice today.”

Practice was washed out by thunderstorms.

Reed's latest injury marks another setback for the rookie out of Florida. He missed the offseason program while recovering from a thigh/knee injury he suffered in college. And now has missed a handful of practices and the team’s first exhibition game.

“Well, we’re going to play [Reed] when [he’s] ready to play,” Shanahan said, asked if the missed time has hindered Reed’s development. “There’s nothing you can do about it.  Some guys, unfortunately, are going to be injured. They’ve got to do a great job in rehab and get back as quick as they can if they want to have an opportunity to play going into the first [regular season] game. If they miss a lot of playing time, practice time, the chances of them playing aren’t very good.”