Reed Out 3 Weeks, Unsure On Evans

David Reed’s shoulder injury will probably knock him out for three weeks.

Posted by Mike Duffy on Monday, September 19th, 2011 at 6:20 pm | Categories: Mike Duffy, Week 2 at Titans

Ravens receiver David Reed’s 2011 debut was delayed in the regular-season opener because of a suspension after violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy.

And after injuring his left shoulder in yesterday’s 26-13 loss to the Tennessee Titans, he will likely miss at least the next two games.

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“Probably three weeks, I would say,” Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh said when asked about Reed’s status. “I don’t know, I’m not a doctor. But I play one at press conferences, right? That’s what it normally is.”

With his shoulder heavily wrapped in ice after the game, Reed revealed that he hurt the AC joint. Previously healthy throughout his career, Reed’s professional tenure has included concussion issues and a wrist injury.

“I never even got injured before I came to the NFL,” said Reed. “Now, I have all these injuries. It’s not me. It’s very, very unfortunate.”

The Ravens are also monitoring fellow wideout Lee Evans, who is battling an ankle injury.

Evans, who sat in the Tennessee visitor’s locker room with his left ankle in a bucket of ice, said he had to limit the amount of reps he took to stay fresh.

“There’s no doubt about it, it’s affecting him,” said Harbaugh. “We’re going to have to take a hard look at that. To me, if he can do the things we need him to do, he plays. If he can’t, he won’t play.

“We’ve been nursing this thing now for a month, and I don’t see it getting a lot better. Either he can play, like we need him to, or he can’t.”

The only other injury reported by the team was defensive tackle Terrence Cody’s concussion. His status for Sunday’s matchup with the St. Louis Rams is uncertain at this point.

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