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Ravens wide receiver David Reed is still waiting to see whether he’ll need wrist surgery this offseason.
“I’m going to get it cast-up soon and hopefully I won’t have to get surgery,” Reed said.
Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh said he didn’t know of any pending surgeries for any players.
Reed was attempting to play through a ligament injury, which he suffered when his wrist was bent backwards under a pile in the Ravens’ Week 15 game versus New Orleans.
The rookie fifth-round pick was leading the NFL in kick return average (29.3 yards) at the time, partly thanks to a 103-yard touchdown return in Houston.
Reed practiced the week leading up to the Ravens’ wild-card game in Kansas City and wasn’t listed on Baltimore’s injury report last week before the team’s divisional playoff in Pittsburgh.
He said he thought he was going to play while wearing a brace, but the Ravens opted for healthier running back Jalen Parmele and cornerback Lardarius Webb, who performed well.
Reed’s hoping to make more of an impact as a receiver next year. He could have a better chance since T.J. Houshmandzadeh and Donte’ Stallworth are both unrestricted free agents and Derrick Mason’s playing status is somewhat unknown.
Reed, who had no receptions and one rush for 15 yards, believes he will be healthy by next season.
“I can’t wait,” he said. “I’m going to train so hard this offseason and come back and be a beast. I think I progressed a lot. I learned a lot from watching Mason and a lot of the offense and little details. I definitely feel way more comfortable.”