Injury Updates: Stephen Bowen Added To Report
The starting defensive end has an unspecified knee injury, according to the daily report, while two other players were limited and one was held out for the second consecutive day.
BY ZAC BOYER
ASHBURN – Stephen Bowen was added to the Redskins’ injury report Thursday afternoon with a knee injury.
The nature of the defensive end’s knee injury is unspecified. Mike Shanahan didn’t address it after Wednesday’s practice, which ended around 3 p.m.; the injury report was released by the team at 4:30 p.m., and Shanahan doesn’t share injuries that he isn’t asked about.
Strong safety Brandon Meriweather and defensive end Kedric Golston were again limited in practice. Meriweather was only able to participate in individual drills as he recovers from a concussion and declined to speak after practice.
Golson is battling a chest injury that was sustained Sunday against the Packers.
“He was sore,” Shanahan said. “Ribs are sore. Abdomen was a little bit sore. … He said he got it during the game and it was a little bit more sore than he thought it would be at this time, so he was limited [in practice].”
Kai Forbath was held out of practice again as he recovers from a right groin strain, though the team is still planning on having him kick for the first time Friday.
It’s conceivable the Redskins could ask Forbath to kick field goals and John Potter, who was signed over the weekend, to kick off. Placekicking puts less strain on the groin muscle than kicking off, which requires a player to run up to the ball and use significantly more strength.
For the Lions, running back Reggie Bush (bruised left knee) and right tackle Jason Fox (groin) sat out for the second consecutive day. Free safety Louis Delmas returned to practice, but was limited, because of a sore left knee, while defensive tackle Nick Fairley and left guard Rob Sims were also limited with unspecified shoulder and knee injuries, respectively.