Well, this makes a lot more sense.
Nate Kaeding’s sudden withdrawal from the Pro Bowl was because of injury. He showed up for practice Wednesday morning, but suffered a “slight tear” in his groin, according to Jarrett Bell of USA Today. That is one rough way for Kaeding to go into the offseason.
There was a line of thinking that Kaeding had an opportunity to wipe away the bitter taste of his final game by hitting some field goals during game action.
Instead, he’ll have to start rehabbing a new injury.
UPDATE: Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune spoke with Kaeding after the practice. The kicker was disappointed that he won’t participate in the rest of the week.
“I had mentally structured it in my mind, I was going to take this week
seriously,” Kaeding said. “I was looking forward to getting out there [in the Pro Bowl] and getting to kick and going through that, rather
than six months from now.”