Agent: Lichtensteiger will be 'ready to go' for the start of camp

Agent: Lichtensteiger will be 'ready to go' for the start of camp
July 14, 2012, 12:02 pm
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The Redskins will have their starting left guard ready to go from the start of training camp.Kory Lichtensteiger will be 100-percent recovered and ready to participate fully in drills, when practice starts on July 26, his agent said Friday.Lichtensteiger missed last seasons final 11 games after tearing the ACL and MCL in his right knee against the Eagles in October. At the time, the 27-year-old was enjoying his best season as a professional.Like many other Redskins recovering from injuries, Lichtensteiger was held out of 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 drills during minicamp last month at Redskins Park. Coach Mike Shanahan said the decision was made for precautionary reasons.Hes ready to go, agent Rick Smith said by telephone. Thats what were expecting.The return of Lichtensteiger means that the Redskins are likely to start the same five players along the offensive line as they did in the first five weeks of 2011. The Redskins were 3-1 and had given up just seven sacks before Lichtensteiger went out in the first quarter of the fifth game of the season against Philadelphia.The interior offensive line never was quite right after Lichtensteiger went out. At first they moved starting center Will Montgomery over to left guard and inserted Erik Cook at center. That group gave up an embarrassing total of 10 sacks against the Bills in Week 8.