An MRI on Monday confirmed that Hunter Smith pulled a groin on his first punt in Sunday's 16-13 win over Tampa Bay.
So the Washington Redskins might have to live without Hunter the
Punter for a while.
Coach Jim Zorn said the injury is not "severe," but the team
is planning to audition out-of-work punters on Tuesday to find a
possible fill-in before next week's game against Carolina.
Even if he can't punt against the Panthers, Smith could still
play in the game as the holder on field goals and extra point.
Against the Bucs, Smith was replaced by placekicker Shaun
Suisham, who hadn't punted since high school. Suisham punted three
times for a 26.7-yard average.
Smith has punted 13 times this season for a 43.5-yard average.