Ravens S Ed Reed Declares Himself 35%

During an interview with Sirius XM's "Mad Dog Radio", Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed described the surgery he had on his hip this off-season.

"It’s still a long slow process, you know, and I try to do some strengthening stuff to strengthen it right now and I know it’s just weak but I mean, yeah, I had to have reconstructive surgery. They had to go in and reconstruct my whole hip. They took about 6-7 inches from my IT band, replaced my labrum that I tore. They went in in two spots, so I mean it’s a slow process."

Reed, who had the operation performed in April, said that rehab is a 4-to-6 month process, and that to get back to 100% would take a year.

"Well, it’s a four-to-six month process to getting yourself back to 100 percent, to get yourself in shape to start working out for a season," Reed said. "It’s a year-long process of getting back to 100 percent. I don’t want to come back too early, man, and injure myself again."

Reed also implied that there be an unsettled issue between himself and the organization about his surgery.

"You know, there’s some business stuff out there, you know, dealing with the team and dealing with the organization for a long time and, you know, taking care of things the way I’ve taken care of things for my surgery and, you know, seeing doctors without really their consent or talking to them much," said Reed. "I told them about the surgery and made sure I made them aware. But just dealing with those organizational business things, you know, some of those things have to be taken care of also.

"So my percentage, I honestly couldn’t tell you right now. My doctors were excited with my progress. I’m on my off week right now. They didn’t have me working out this week so it’s been great but, you know, I don’t know, man. I could be at least a good 35 percent right now, man. But I’m walking so that’s a huge thing. I’m walking and messing with my kids this week. You know, I even had to do a little running but nothing major where I had any pain."

The Ravens signed veteran safety Ken Hamlin earlier this week. Based on the way Reed described his surgery and rehab, Hamlin may not be the back-up safety many thought when he signed.

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