Redskins place kicker Kai Forbath said his injured groin continues to heal, but isnâ€™t yet 100 percent. The second-year pro hopes that he will have recovered in time to kick on Sunday in Oakland, but he doesnâ€™t yet know if thatâ€™s possible.
â€śIâ€™m closer. Making progress every day. Thought I was going to be ready this week, but Iâ€™m really hoping and looking positive for this week,â€ť said Forbath, who suffered the injury in practice on Sept. 12 and has missed the past two games.
Forbath last kicked on Saturday, Sept. 14 and the determination was made that he couldnâ€™t kick against the Packers, so the team signed John Potter, who spent training camp with the Redskins.
Forbath said he pulled a groin in college that was more severe than this injury, but that it healed faster than this injury. He said that he expected to have already healed from this injury, but that it still remains painful when his foot makes contact with the ball.
Forbath said that he has tested out his groin in various ways in the last week and does believe he is making progress, however.
â€śIâ€™ve given it a couple tries, and itâ€™s real close,â€ť he said.
Meanwhile, rookie backup linebacker Brandon Jenkins, who rolled his right ankle against the Lions and didnâ€™t return, said Monday morning that he would be fine to practice on Wednesday.
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