But he has now made 10 appearances for Rovers this campaign - the latest coming against Middlesbrough last weekend - and is hoping to finish the season on a positive note.
"On a personal level it is good to be out there," Reid told Blackburn's official website. "Having spent such a long time on the treatment table a little kick here and a ripped boot there won't stop me. Unless it is a serious injury I won't be getting any more treatment, that's for sure.
"I felt in that second half of the match against Middlesbrough that I was starting to get up to that standard of a season and a half ago.
"I'm starting to get the fitness back and although it is going to take a few more games, it is pleasing to get another 90 (minutes) under the belt and hopefully now I can stay in there for the rest of the season."