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Reed now appears to have serious injury issues of his own.
Reed hasn't been on the Ravens' injury report in recent weeks, so it's doubtful the shoulder injury will sideline him. That said, the Ravens need Reed to be playing at an optimal level right now. Lewis and cornerback Ladarius Webb both are out ofthe picture. Linebacker Terrell Suggs practiced for the first time Wednesday, but he might not see live game action for another month.
The Ravens need Reed to be a leader, both in what he says and what he does. A significant shoulder injury could make one part of that task more difficult.