Kai Forbath hopeful for Redskins’ game at Oakland

September 23, 2013

Kai Forbath has missed the past two games. (Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post)

Redskins place kicker Kai Forbath said his injured groin continues to heal, but isn’t yet 100 percent. The second-year pro hopes that he will have recovered in time to kick on Sunday in Oakland, but he doesn’t yet know if that’s possible.

“I’m closer. Making progress every day. Thought I was going to be ready this week, but I’m really hoping and looking positive for this week,” 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 couldn’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.

“I’ve given it a couple tries, and it’s real close,” he said.

Meanwhile, rookie backup linebacker Brandon Jenkins, who rolled his right ankle against the Lions and didn’t return, said Monday morning that he would be fine to practice on Wednesday.

Have a Redskins question? E-mail Mike Jones at mike.jones@washpost.com with the subject line “Mailbag question” for him to answer it in The Mailbag on Tuesday.

What’s ahead:

● Sunday’s opponent, the Oakland Raiders, plays at 8:40 p.m. tonight in Denver. Here’s a preview of that game.

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Mike Jones covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. When not writing about a Redskins development of some kind – which is rare – he can be found screaming and cheering at one of his kids’ softball, baseball, soccer or basketball games.
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