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Washington Redskins Injury Update: Kai Forbath’s Groin is Healed

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COMMENTARY | After being sidelined for three consecutive games due to an injured groin, Washington Redskins' place kicker Kai Forbath is finally ready to suit up again.

According to reports, Forbath's injured groin is healed and he's expected to be available in the Redskins' upcoming Week 6 NFC East showdown against the Dallas Cowboys.

In only his second season as a Redskin, Forbath has already established himself as one of the league's most reliable kickers.

Signed to replace an inconsistent Billy Cundiff in 2012, Forbath finished his first season as a Redskin connecting on an impressive 17 of his 18 field goal attempts. After barely surviving the rollercoaster ride also known as the Billy Cundiff experience, Forbath finally provided the team with some much-needed stability at place kicker.

The return of Forbath comes at the right time as the Redskins prepare to face the Cowboys in their Week 6 battle. With the scenario of a close game coming down to the final possession highly possible, it's nice to know that Kai Forbath's waiting on the sidelines if a game-winning field goal is needed.

During Forbath's recent absence, John Potter held down the fort as the team's place kicker for three games. After badly missing on his first kick, a 50-yarder that went wildly astray against the Green Bay Packers in Week 2, Potter settled down and connected on each of his last three field goal opportunities.

Injured groins can be tricky, so if Forbath experiences a setback in the coming days, expect the Redskins to quickly re-sign Potter to handle the team's kicking duties. Considering his solid performance filling in for Forbath over the course of the last three contests, the Redskins will be in good shape if Potter's number has to be called again.

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Drexel Perry's a freelance writer who recently moved back to the Washington D.C. area. For additional football talk, follow him on Twitter @DrexelPerry.

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