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Ravens safety Reed plans to play after hip surgery, advisor says

Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed is committed to playing football in 2010 following hip surgery, his friend and financial advisor, Brad Davis, said Thursday.

Renowned hip specialist Dr. Marc Philippon of Vail, Colo., handled the surgery to repair Reed's torn labrum last week, according to Davis, and the safety already has started his rehabilitation.

Reed spoke about retirement this offseason after enduring significant pain in 2009, but he's fully focused on a return to the field, Davis said.

"Ed is as committed to football as I have ever seen," Davis said. "Come September, if everything continues to go well with his health, Ed will be on the field."

According to Davis, Philippon found a floating fragment of bone, which had added to Reed's pain.

"The doctor said he couldn't believe Ed had finished the season," said Davis, who added that Reed sustained the injury during the 2009 season opener.

Reed was on a stationary bike one day after the surgery, and doctors have said he's already well ahead of schedule. Davis said Reed could play several more years, barring another medical setback.

"He told me he feels like he's 25 again," Davis said.

Davis said it's unclear how much Reed could do during training camp -- the Ravens have limited the safety's activity and contact in recent years because of concerns about an ailing neck -- but he wants to be ready for Week 1.

Reed, a six-time Pro Bowl selection, was the 2004 NFL Defensive Player of the Year. He has a Ravens-record 46 interceptions and 13 career touchdowns, and he's the only player in NFL history to score TDs by blocking a punt and returning a punt, an interception and a fumble.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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