Kai Forbath ‘feels good’ and expects to kick Sunday

October 7, 2013

Kai Forbath expects to return to action Sunday. (Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post)

Washington Redskins place kicker Kai Forbath said that the strained groin that sidelined him for three games now “feels good,” and that he expects to play Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys.

Forbath kicked on Thursday, Friday and again on Monday and said he didn’t experience any setbacks.

“It already feels great to be back out there, even in a practice,” said Forbath, who estimated he kicked around 15 to 20 balls on each of his last three sessions of work.

The second-year kicker said he doesn’t expect to encounter any rust or struggles to get back into his routine after the injury-induced layoff.

“You treat it the same as before I got hurt,” Forbath said. “You just be confident with the snap and hold and kick it just the way I was before.”

Forbath, who last season made 17 of 18 field goal attempts, on Sunday will attempt to get his season back on track after a rocky start. He hasn’t kicked in a game since Washington’s season opener against Philadelphia. In that game, he attempted only one field goal – a 40-yard attempt that he missed.

Five days later, Forbath strained his groin in practice and has been sidelined ever since.

With Forbath injured, Washington brought back John Potter, who had spent training camp and the preseason with Washington. Potter kicked in three games, making three of four field goal attempts with a long of 43.

The Redskins released Potter last Tuesday with the confidence that a fourth week of rest (during the bye) would enable Forbath to fully recover.

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What’s ahead:

● The Redskins resumed practice today. Sunday’s game is 8:30 p.m. in Dallas.

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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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