Redskins punter Smith hurts groin

Updated: October 4, 2009, 6:25 PM ET
Associated Press

LANDOVER, Md. -- Washington Redskins punter Hunter Smith left Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with a groin injury, forcing placekicker Shaun Suisham into punting duties.

Smith punted once for 47 yards in the first quarter before his injury was announced.

Suisham made Washington's second punt, a 31-yarder that gave the Buccaneers good field position.

Smith was acquired as a free agent in the offseason after spending 10 years with the Indianapolis Colts.

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