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
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.