The Washington Times - January 3, 2013, 03:52PM

Kory Lichtensteiger did not practice again Thursday, and the possibility remains that the Washington Redskins won’t have the left guard for Sunday’s NFC wild card playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks.

Lichtensteiger, who sprained his left ankle in the regular-season finale, reported feeling better than Wednesday.


“I’m feeling much better today,” Lichtensteiger said. “It seriously is getting better every day. It’s just kind of one of those things that it’s hard to rush it. You don’t want to push it too hard and have a setback. I’m kind of doing what I can at this point.”

Rookie third-round pick Josh LeRibeus replaced Lichtensteiger against the Dallas Cowboys, so he figures to start Sunday vs. Seattle if the veteran cannot play. But Maurice Hurt, who filled in when Lichtensteiger tore the ACL, medial collateral ligament and meniscus in his right knee last season, could also get the call.

Cornerback D.J. Johnson (left knee) did not practice. His absence Sunday would be mitigated as long as Cedric Griffin is ready to go after a four-game suspension.

“Hopefully we can work him back into the mix,” defensive coordinator Jim Haslett said of Griffin.

Safety DeJon Gomes was a limited participant in practice. He missed the Cowboys game with a second-degree MCL sprain in his left knee.

London Fletcher (left ankle) and Kirk Cousins (flu) participated fully in practice.