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Redskins Star TE Jordan Reed is in Concussion Protocol After Taking Big Hit From Falcons' Keanu Neal

ATLANTA, GA - AUGUST 22: Tight end Jordan Reed #86 of the Washington Redskins is hit and loses his helmet by outside linebacker De'Vondre Campbell #59 of the Atlanta Falcons and strong safety Keanu Neal #22 in the first half of an NFL preseason game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on August 22, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)
Washington Redskins v Atlanta Falcons | Todd Kirkland/Getty Images

Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed has struggled to stay healthy during his NFL career, and it looks like he may have picked up another injury during Washington's preseason bout against the Falcons.

Reed exited the game after taking a hard hit from safety Keanu Neal after catching a pass from quarterback Case Keenum. He was being evaluated for a concussion, and Jay Gruden revealed that he had been placed in the concussion protocol after the game, per JP Finlay.

That doesn't bode well for the Redskins, as they could lose their tight end for some time should he have suffered a concussion during the game.

Reed has already suffered at least three known concussions throughout his six-year career, and hopefully he's avoided picking up a fourth.

Reed has never played 16 games in a season since entering the NFL in 2013. Across his six seasons, Reed has appeared in 65 games, starting just 36. While he's effective when on the field, his constant battle to stay healthy has oft been unsuccessful.

Last season, Reed appeared in 13 games, starting eight. He logged 54 receptions for 558 yards and two touchdowns. The former Pro-Bowl tight end will be hoping to avoid being sidelined for the start of the regular season, but given his injury history, the Redskins will certainly play it safe with the 29-year-old.