Baltimore Ravens fans had reason to be concerned watching safety Ed Reed limp off the field in pain after helping bat down the Houston Texans’ Hail Mary attempt with just seconds remaining in the fourth quarter in the Ravens’ 20-13 victory over the Texans.
But following the game, Reed said that he just rolled his ankle and that he will be ok.
“X-rays on Reed’s ankle were negative,” writes Dan Kolko of MASNSports.com.
“I’ll be all right,” Reed said, via MASNSports.com. “I’ll get treatment and I’ll be ready to go. I rolled my ankle, pinched it real bad or what-not. I was able to walk off at the end, once it was all said and done, (and) go talk to Andre (Johnson) and those guys.”
Earlier in the game, Reed had to get medical attention, when he landed awkwardly after nearly intercepting Houston quarterback T.J. Yates. Reed has dealt with a shoulder injury for much of the season, but he said it wasn’t the shoulder which was acting up on him at that moment in time.
“I came down on something else,” Reed said. “My shoulder actually held up, which I knew I was, just hitting guys today. Better tackling game than I had in the last couple games. Been getting a little criticism on that, but it comes with the territory.”
Reed played one of his best games of the season, as he contributed six tackles, defended four passes and an interception, which gives the 33-year-old eight career picks in 10 postseason games.