Hip rehab likely to force Reed to miss first six weeks of season

BALTIMORE -- RavensPro Bowl safety Ed Reed said he expects to miss the start of the regular season while he recovers from offseason hip surgery.

Reed told 105.7 The Fan he expects to be placed on the physically-unable-to-perform list, which requires a player to miss the first six games of the season. The chances of Reed landing on the PUP list increased as training drew near.

Reed had estimated in a recent radio interview he was only 35 percent healthy. He said Tuesday his rehab is a slow process.

"I'm going to get out there when I feel good. I can't give you a date. I don't know," Reed said.

Ravens veterans are schedule to report to training camp on July 28.

Reed, 31, missed four games during December because of a variety of injuries, including problems with his neck, hip and groin.

"I had to reconstruct my whole hip," Reed said. "It's not something where I can say, 'I'm going to be back.' I'm not coming back until I'm well and ready."

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