Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed has not played this season due to his latest concussion. There's a chance he may not return at all.
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, there is concern from some within the Redskins organization as well as around the league about Reed's health. The 29-year-old has suffered multiple documented concussions, the most recent one coming in the team's third preseason game this summer.
Reed reportedly still wants to play and will continue to undergo testing to see if he's cleared. However, both he and the team know the risk he faces by possibly taking the field again.
The exact number of concussions Reed has suffered is unknown, but it is obviously high enough to cause concern of permanent damage if he keeps playing.
When Reed has been on the field, he's been one of the most dynamic players at his position. The 2013 third-round pick peaked in 2015 when he caught 87 passes for 952 yards and 11 touchdowns in 14 games as Washington won the NFC East.
However, Reed has never played a full 16-game season, and appeared in only six games two seasons ago. Health is always the most important thing to consider for a player.
The Redskins will take on the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football tomorrow.