Houston Texans Safety Justin Reid to Have Left Wrist Surgery

Houston Texans Safety Justin Reid to have surgery to repair his injury left wrist.

Houston Texans rookie safety Justin Reid will be undergoing surgery on his left wrist in the coming days. Reid was wearing a cast over his left hand for the last quarter of the season in practice and games. He is expected to make a full recovery and be ready for the Texans off-season work heading into 2019.

Reid was easily one of the most surprising selections in recent memory due to the fact that he was still on the board when the Texans drafted him in the third round. Upon joining the team, Reid quickly found himself taking over a starting spot on the field after solid play in a spot role as the third safety.

Reid’s emergence allowed the Texans to move others around the secondary, keeping him on the field. Reid compiled 81 total tackles, three interceptions including one returned 101 yards for a touchdown, 10 passes defensed, 1 quarterback hit, 2 tackles for loss, 1 forced fumble, 2 fumble recoveries, and 7 special teams tackles in 16 games as a rookie. Reid was the only player in the NFL to record 80 total tackles, 3 interceptions, 10 passes defenses and 7 special teams tackles in 2018.

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