Kory Lichtensteiger is healthy enough to play Sunday, Shanahan says

September 6, 2012

 Left guard Kory Lichtensteiger made it through a full practice Thursday and, barring a setback, appears capable of playing in the Washington Redskins’ season opener Sunday

Redskins guard Kory Lichtensteiger, right, and tackle Trent Williams
Redskins guard Kory Lichtensteiger, right, with tackle Trent Williams in training camp July 27 (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

at New Orleans, Coach Mike Shanahan said.
Lichtensteiger missed the entire preseason after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery in the early days of training camp.
Shanahan had said Wednesday he’d have a better idea after Thursday’s practice whether Lichtensteiger is ready to play.
He said Thursday that Lichtensteiger does appear ready but conditioning could be as big an issue for the guard as his knee. Shanahan said he’ll have to determine as the game progresses Sunday whether Lichtensteiger can go the entire way or will need to be spelled by backup Maurice Hurt.
Cornerback Josh Wilson practiced fully Thursday, Shanahan said, despite experiencing soreness in his hip and groin this week.

Mark Maske covers the NFL for The Washington Post.
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