Redskins' Forbath hopes to kick Sunday

Redskins' Forbath hopes to kick Sunday
September 18, 2013, 12:30 pm
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Kai Forbath says he's hopeful of kicking Sunday against the Lions, a week after sitting out because of a sore groin muscle.

If he’s pain-free on Friday, the Redskins’ kicker said he expects to resume kicking in practice later that afternoon.

“Maybe the rest will help and I can come back and get on a roll with some kicks,” Forbath said Wednesday. The second-year player missed his only attempt this season, a 40-yarder against the Eagles in Week 1.

Forbath said he injured his groin practicing kickoffs last Wednesday. He attempted to test the groin out on Thursday and Friday but only set the injury back.

“Just working on kickoffs, felt a little something so I just shut it down right then," he said. "It was a little pinch when I hit the ball. But it’s nothing that should last too much longer.”

Asked if he expects to face the Lions, Forbath said: “Oh yeah, it’s getting better every day. We’re doing a little swinging and strengthening. It’s looking a lot healthier already.”

Forbath’s replacement, John Potter, was at Redskins Park on Wednesday and appeared to be preparing to practice.