Redskins QB Campbell Has Sore Groin, Should Be OK

Jason Campbell's stumble left him with a sore groin Monday, but the Washington Redskins quarterback isn't expected to miss any practice time.

  "He got treatment today, and I think he'll be ready to practice Wednesday," coach Jim Zorn said.

  Campbell was hurt Sunday when he stepped awkwardly while throwing a pass in the first quarter of the Redskins' 14-11 victory over the Cleveland Browns. He didn't miss a play, but the injury appeared to affect his performance.

  "I think it had a little impact on his game," Zorn said. "He was noticeably inaccurate on several throws that I felt like he should hit, that he felt like he should hit."

  Campbell finished 14-for-23 for 164 yards and one touchdown. He remains the only starting quarterback without an interception this season.

  Zorn said Clinton Portis required treatment on a shin, an ankle and the neck as well as the sore hip flexor that caused the league's leading rusher to miss two practices last week. Portis might have to miss more practice time in order to play in next week's game against the Detroit Lions.

  "He's carrying a big load, so he may need a little bit of a rest," Zorn said. "I'm willing to give it to him, that's for sure."

  Cornerback Shawn Springs appears likely to miss at least one more game with a calf injury, while defensive tackle Cornelius Griffin might have to take a game off to deal with a nagging shoulder injury. Cornerback Fred Smoot is still nursing a sore groin and might have to miss some practice this week.

  Zorn also announced that Jon Jansen will remain the starting right tackle. Jansen was supplanted by Stephon Heyer at the end of training camp but was given a second chance when Heyer sprained a shoulder in Week 3. Portis has rushed for 100 yards in each of Jansen's four starts.

  "Jansen is going to be right there," Zorn said. "Our group is working well together."

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