Ravens S Reed expects to miss start of season

Published Jul. 21, 2010 1:00 a.m. ET

Ravens Pro Bowl safety Ed Reed says he expects to miss the start of the regular season while he recovers from offseason hip surgery.

Reed told Baltimore's 105.7 The Fan he expects to be placed on the physically unable to perform list, which requires a player to miss the first six games of the season.

He said Tuesday his rehab is a slow process. ''I'm going to get out there when I feel good. I can't give you a date. I don't know.''

Reed, 31, missed four games last December because of a variety of injuries, including problems with his neck, hip and groin.

''I had to reconstruct my whole hip. It's not something where I can say, 'I'm going to be back.' I'm not coming back until I'm well and ready.''