By Matt Sugam
PISCATAWAY – After missing three straight games with a hip injury, whether or not Kyle Federico returns this week against Army remains a mystery. While Federico’s practiced the last two weeks, his game playing status has remained the same.
“The kicking situation has not changed,” head coach Kyle Flood said. “Kyle has started to kick field goals live, so to speak, but he’s not a hundred percent right now. If he’s not a hundred percent, I don’t know that he’ll be our starter on Saturday.”
However, slowly but surely, Federico seems to be making progress.
“He did a little yesterday. It will be interesting to see how he feels today and get him out there tomorrow at practice and see him kick. He hasn’t kicked with a rush yet. But he’s kicked with live timing and live speed,” Flood said. “So he’s one step closer to where ‑‑ it’s probably one more step he’s got to take before I would put him in a game.”
If Federico doesn’t take that step, Nick Borgese will handle the place kicking duties as he has the last three games.