Houston Texans: Justin Reid undergoing wrist surgery
By Jair Lopez
Houston Texans rookie safety Justin Reid to have surgery on his left wrist.
Houston Texans promising young safety Justin Reid will have surgery to repair his left wrist after injuring late in the regular season. Reid was an unexpected contributor for the Texans in his rookie season, but he proved to belong in the defense early in his first season in the league. He was easily one of the best players in the secondary and created plenty of positive plays for the defense. Reid was first listed before Week 14 with a wrist injury, and he was kept on the injury report for the remainder of the season.
Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reported the move on his official Twitter account.
Reid was the first player drafted under new Texans general manager Brian Gaine, and he was arguably the most critical rookie contributor as he was able to break into the rotation and maintain his spot in the starting lineup. He was a steal in the third round of the 2018 NFL Draft after he was projected to be a late first rounder to early second round prospect from Stanford’s football program.
Reid provided the Texans in his rookie season with a player capable of playing on defense and special teams. He was a reliable player playing in all 16 games and finished the season with tied for first in the defense with three interceptions, including a pick-six against the Washington Redskins in Week 11.
Alongside leading the team in interceptions, Reid had 88 combined tackles, ten pass deflections, two tackles for loss, one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries, and seven special teams tackles.