Redskins TE Reed Seeing Concussion Specialists

by Chuck Carroll

ASHBURN, Va. (CBSDC) — Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed is still experiencing headaches nearly a month after he suffered a concussion against the Philadelphia Eagles.

The rookie is under the care of specialists for treatment of the condition according to head coach Mike Shanahan.

Reed, who was concussed Nov. 17, is being evaluated on a daily basis according to Shanahan. The coach dismissed reports last week that the Reed would be shutdown for the season although just two games remain on the schedule.

Shanahan has consulted doctors experienced in treating athletes from a variety of sports and has been told concussion symptoms can sometimes last for months at a time.

“Some doctors will tell me that it could be two or three months,” Shanahan said. “It’s not just two or three days that I’m used to dealing with football players. Especially with soccer, there’s a lot of concussions in soccer and they’ve got a lot of tests, a lot of evaluations, and I’ve talked to a couple of our doctors and they’ve said in soccer they’ve seen it go for two or three months.”

Despite having played in just nine games this season, Reed’s 45 receptions rank second on the team.

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