COMMENTARY | Once before this year, I discussed how Jordan Reed's biggest flaw is how injury-prone he is. Yet again, he's been bit by the injury bug and it contributed to the Redskins' offensive struggles on Monday night.
In Week 11 against the Philadelphia Eagles, Reed suffered a concussion which knocked him out of that game and forced him to miss his second game of the season against the 49ers. Since being drafted this past April, Reed has suffered a knee/quad injury, a mid-foot sprain, a quad contusion and a hip pointer to go along with this concussion. His NFL career is promising, but his injury report is not.
Not having Reed in the lineup is something that greatly hurts the Redskins' offense. He is a promising young tight end and his play has even prompted Ron Jawarski to say that he "will be sensational." There's no denying that when he's on the field, he is a main target of Robert Griffin III's.
Next to Pierre Garçon, Reed is the Redskins' best receiving weapon. He's got the body of a tight end, but the athleticism and ability of a slot receiver, a place he's gotten some snaps at this season. Without him, a huge weapon is missing from Robert Griffin III's arsenal.
Reed's latest injury, one that, according to reports, shouldn't keep him out of Sunday's game against the New York Giants, should certainly raise some concerns. Concussion's are being taken more seriously in the league and if Reed suffers another one, you've got believe that his career will be taken into question.
This could also hurt the Redskins financially. Should Reed return to form and finish the season without missing time due to injury, then expect Fred Davis to leave the Redskins. If Reed continues to get hurt, then Davis could be resigned and it won't come cheap.
Jordan Reed is a player that can help take the Redskins back to the playoffs, something they obviously won't do this season, in the future. He's got a promising NFL future, but his injury-prone self could become a detriment to his career and to the Redskins' organization if this continues.
Brian Skinnell is a contributor for RantSports.com and Yahoo Sports covering the Washington Redskins, Wizards and NASCAR among others. You can follow him on Twitter, @Brian_Skinnell.
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