NFL fines the Ravens $20K for not reporting Ed Reed's torn labrum
The National Football League has fined the Baltimore Ravens $20,000 for not reporting the fact that safety Ed Reed has been playing with a torn labrum.
NFL teams are required to report all injures throughout the week leading up to each game.
“The Ravens failed to list safety Ed Reed on the injury report for a labrum tear in his shoulder,” the league said in a statement, via ProFootballTalk.com. “Reed publicly acknowledged the injury on October 17 prior to Week 7 games and said it could be affecting his play. Although Reed fully participated in practices and games after sustaining the injury, he should have been listed on the report with a shoulder injury and fully participating in practice.
“The Injury Report Policy states that, ‘All players with significant or noteworthy injuries must be listed on the report, even if the player takes all the reps in practice, and even if the team is certain that he will play in the upcoming game. This is especially true of key players and those players whose injuries have been covered extensively by the media.’”
The Redskins and Bills were both fined just last week for not properly reporting injuries.