D. Reed, Cody Leave Game Dinged Up

David Reed had tears of frustration after sustaining another injury in his short career.

Posted by Mike Duffy on Sunday, September 18th, 2011 at 7:17 pm | Categories: 2011 Season Gameday, Mike Duffy, Week 2 at Titans

With tears in his eyes and a massive bag of ice strapped to his left shoulder, Ravens wideout David Reed dealt with yet another injury in his short career.

Reed injured his shoulder returning a kickoff in the fourth quarter of the Ravens’ 26-13 loss to the Tennessee Titans and did not return.

The former fifth-round draft pick was unsure how long his recovery would last, but the fact that he will miss any time at all was frustrating.

“I never even got injured before I came to the NFL,” said Reed, who had offseason surgery on his wrist that had him open training camp on the physically unable to perform list.  “Now, I have all these injuries. It’s not me.  It’s very, very unfortunate.

“God’s trying to tell me something, and I just have to listen.”

Reed will undergo a magnetic resonance imaging exam to determine the extent of the damage.

Reed wasn’t the only Raven to get dinged up, as defensive tackle Terrence Cody sustained a concussion and did not return.

The Ravens also were judicious with the amount of time they played speedy wideout Lee Evans.

Dealing with a left ankle injury all week, Evans sat out several snaps to make sure he could give quality reps when the Ravens really needed him.

“I’m alright. I can’t say I’m all the way 100 percent, but I’m just giving it what I got,” said Evans, who caught two balls for 45 yards. “I was just trying to pace it. Late in the game, we were just trying to buy a couple plays so I could go back in there.

“I was trying to monitor it throughout the game so I could finish it.”

The Ravens scratched starting right guard Ben Grubbs because of an injured toe.  In Grubbs’ place, Mark LeVoir was promoted to the first team.

“I wanted to be smart,” said Grubbs.  “The last thing I wanted to do is go out there and hurt the team.  I want to be as close to 100 percent as possible, and I just felt like I wasn’t there.

“It’s a day-to-day thing.  [Next Sunday is] a long ways away, so we’ll take it day-to-day. I’ll continue to take it hard in the training room.  We’ll see tomorrow, hopefully I can run around.”

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