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As he labored through his six-week moratorium on the physically unable to perform list, Ravens safety Ed Reed said he was going through a personal training camp to rehabilitate his surgically-repaired hip.
After playing in three games, Reed still feels like he’s in preseason mode.
“I’m still healing,” Reed said on Wednesday. ”I still have some of those minor pains and strains out there. I feel alright, but I’m still getting over that stuff and getting my legs back under me. I haven’t yet.
“It’s a work in progress, but you’ll know when I start feeling a lot better than how I feel now.”
In Reed’s limited tour of duty this year, he already leads the Ravens with three interceptions. He also has 10 tackles to his credit.
In response to those who were wondering why Reed was getting off the ground slowly last Thursday at the Georgia Dome, Reed told reporters that he hurt his ankle when Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan slid into his foot.
On the play, Ryan ran out of the pocket and Reed dove at him as the signal-caller hit the turf.
“Once he hit my ankle, I have no clue what hit him,” Reed said. ”Once he hit my ankle, I knew he was down already, I was just like, ‘Oh my God, you slid right into my ankle.’”
With the Ravens having three days off upon returning from Atlanta, Reed got some extra time to rehab his bumps and bruises.
“[The extra time away] did me alright. I wouldn’t say it did me well, but it did me alright,” said Reed. ”You know, anytime you can get some time off it’s good for you.”
But can Reed get back to 100 percent – or close to it – at some point this season?
“Yeah, I can, as long as nothing serious pops up. I’ll get there,” he stated.