Graham Gano craves the pressure of late-game kicks.
But with an opportunity to end the Washington Redskins‘ five-game losing streak Sunday, the kicker slipped a 52-yard field goal wide right in overtime.
“I love those opportunities,” Gano said. “Not to pull through is very disappointing. … There are no excuses. I just missed it.”
But the kick that lingered in his mind was the errant 52-yarder. The snap felt good. So did the kick. Everything seemed to work. The ball just didn’t go through the uprights.
“It is very frustrating,” Gano said. ” I don’t feel any pressure out there whatsoever. … I just missed a kick. There’s no better way to explain it.”
Williams injures knee
The Redskins‘ banged-up offensive line took another shot when left tackle Trent Williams injured his left knee in overtime. Blocking for Gano’s missed 52-yard field goal attempt, Williams lay on the ground in pain long after the ball sailed wide right.
Coach Mike Shanahan said Williams‘ medial collateral ligament “didn’t look very good.”
“I’m not sure what that means right now,” Shanahan said, “but he did look quite sore.”
Williams didn’t feel a pop when the player fell into his leg but confirmed his MCL was injured. He won’t know the severity until undergoing an MRI.
The line is already without left guard Kory Lichtensteiger, who tore his right anterior cruciate ligament last month against the Philadelphia Eagles. Williams also missed two games because of a high ankle sprain and right tackle Jamaal Brown battled a hip injury.
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