Recent Injury Bite

Redskins TE Jordan Reed is battling a fracture in his big toe, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Reed seemed to let the injury slip to the media back in mid-August. The injury "affected many other parts of his foot," and Reed "could be limited throughout the season," Rapoport adds.

Related Injury Bites

Redskins TE Jordan Reed is considered "day-to-day" with a chest contusion, HC Jay Gruden said Monday. It was originally reported as a chest injury, then a shoulder and now a chest again. Either way, it sounds like a relatively minor injury. We'll keep an eye on Reed's practice participation this week.

Washington activated TE Jordan Reed off the PUP list Sunday. He had spent all of training camp and the preseason sidelined with a lingering toe issue. Reed recently got a custom orthotic, which has reportedly helped with the pain. We'll see if he can avoid further setbacks and/or any compensatory issues

Redskins TE Jordan Reed suggested that he fractured his foot at some point. "The cleats prior to this were more narrow and pressing on the bone that I had the fracture in," he said, discussing his new footwear. "These cleats are wider and the orthotics are softer so I don't feel it." It's possible that Reed misspoke or was misquoted, but it sure sounds like he let it slip that his foot was broken. Of course, we don't know when it happened or what the exact injury was. The Redskins have been saying Reed is dealing with a toe issue. (And he might have that, too.) The whole situation is murky. What we know is that Reed remains 1 of the biggest injury risks in football.

Redskins TE Jordan Reed spoke to the media on Thursday for the 1st time since we learned of his toe issue. He revealed that the toe bothered him all last year. It felt better this spring but became a problem again when he had stem-cell treatment. "That kind of flared it up a bit on me," Reed said. "Now I'm just letting it calm down before I get out there." The specialist he visited earlier this week recommended only rest. "I've just gotta take my time, let it heal and strengthen up, then get back out there," Reed added. He remains the biggest injury risk at his position.

After Washington TE Jordan Reed visited foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson on Tuesday, HC Jay Gruden said the check revealed "nothing earth-shattering," according to The Washington Post. He added that "everything looked pretty good." That's obviously good news for a player who has yet to practice in training camp. Reed put in a mild workout on a side field during Wednesday's practice.