"His finger is shot," Reid said, per ESPN.com. "It's been thrown out of place about 15 times, and he's not catching the ball. But he's getting his work done. You can practice with that type of thing."
Reid didn't elaborate on how long Bowe has had the injury or if he expects the receiver to deal with it the entire season.
Bowe has been mostly a disappointment since signing a five-year, $56 million contract last offseason. A finger injury won't help him improve on his near-career low stat line of 57 catches for 673 yards and five touchdowns in 2013.
UPDATE: It was learned later Friday that Bowe will be suspended for the first game of the regular season stemming from a marijuana-related arrest last year.