By DEEPI SIDHU, SportsRadio 610

HOUSTON (CBS Houston) – Houston Texans owner Bob McNair told media on Monday that Pro-Bowl safety Ed Reed will be out until training camp and may even miss the first part of camp.

“I think this was a minor procedure and he’ll be ready once training camp starts, maybe the middle,” McNair said at a the annual HoustonTexans Charity Golf Classic.

Reed underwent arthroscopic surgery in April to repair a torn labrum in his hip.  Last week, according to the Texans, Reed was to miss only OTAs (organized team activities) and mini-camp while he recovered.

Defensive coordinator Wade Phillips is concerned about the timing of the surgery.

“Anytime a guy is operated on, you’re concerned, especially at this time of year.  If it had been right after the season, it would have been different.

It appears the Texans did not know that Reed needed surgery before they signed him to his 3-year, $15 million deal on March 22.   Head coach Gary Kubiak said Reed’s injury resurfaced recently to the point that the Texans decided it was time to address it.

“We didn’t expect it but it started bothering him.  He’s had this issue on the other side before.  So once it started happening, that’s when we got aggressive in what we needed to do to get him ready to play the season.”

Kubiak was referring to Reed’s prior history of hip troubles.  Reed had a labrum tear on the other hip, which required surgery in April 2010.  He began the following season on the physically able to perform list and missed the first six games.  Since then, Reed has played all 42 regular season games and 8 postseason games.

Will Reed miss as much time in 2013 as he did in 2010?  The severity and timing of the injury remain unclear.  As for Reed being able to make up the time missed and learn the Texans’ defense when he returns, Phillips remained optimistic.

“The good thing about him is he’s experienced it before.  He’s an experienced guy.  You have no problem with him studying or knowing what you’re doing.  He’s going to spend all the time it takes off the field to get ready.  I think Ed will be ready when it’s time.”


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