Status uncertain for Sunday, even if he does play he may not be 100%
Garcon, J. Wilson, Meriweather all limited in practice Posted by Mike Jones on September 20, 2012 at 3:45 pm
Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said that wide receiver Pierre Garçon, cornerback Josh Wilson and safety Brandon Meriweather all remained limited in practice Thursday.
Garçon continues to be hampered by an injury to his right foot, Wilson by the mild concussion he sustained Sunday, and Meriweather the knee injury suffered the first week of regular season practices.
Shanahan said Garcon hasn’t had any additional tests on his foot because the extent of his injury is known. Garcon remained on the field after practice to take some stationary passes, but still hasn’t been able to go full speed.
The availability for all of those players for Sunday’s game remains uncertain.
Pierre Garcon says it will take ‘some time’ for foot to fully heal Posted by Mark Maske on October 4, 2012 at 1:29 pm
Wide receiver Pierre Garcon said Thursday that his injured foot is improving but it’s “going to take some time” until it is completely healed and he is able to play at full capacity.
“It’s going to take some time to feel back like my old self, like it was in training camp,” Garcon said in the locker room at Redskins Park. “But it’s a process. It’s a battle. But it’s coming along.”
Garcon returned to the Washington Redskins’ lineup for last Sunday’s game at Tampa. He’d missed the previous two games after hurting his foot on an 88-yard touchdown catch and run during the Redskins’ season-opening win at New Orleans.
He had only one catch for 20 yards against the Buccaneers. But he made a significant contribution by scoring a first-quarter touchdown on a fumble recovery.
The Redskins and Garcon acknowledge that he was not yet unhindered by his injury.
“There is no way you miss 2-1/2 weeks of practice and play at 100 percent,” Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan said Wednesday. “We didn’t expect him to play at 100 percent. But he played a lot of plays, and he played at a very high level. He helped us win the game.” con't...
Redskins’ Pierre Garcon still dealing with foot injury By Stephen Whyno and Rich Campbell The Washington Times Monday, October 15, 2012
Washington Redskins receiver Pierre Garcon has an inflamed capsule underneath the second toe on his right foot, a recent MRI showed. He’ll rest it until he can tolerate the pain and run closer to full speed than he did during practice last week, coach Mike Shanahan said Monday.
Garcon, the Redskins‘ No. 1 receiver, injured the toe early in the Redskins‘ season-opening win over New Orleans. He didn’t return until their Week 4 win over Tampa Bay. He was deactivated for Sunday’s 38-26 victory over Minnesota after testing his foot before the game.
“That toe is just quite sore,” Shanahan said. “You could see when he’s pushing off when he goes downfield he’s just not anywhere close to full speed. I saw it in Wednesday’s practice, and I saw it in Thursday’s practice. I talked to him, and he was trying to work through it.”
The Redskins enter NFC East division play this Sunday when they travel to face the New York Giants. The winner would, at worst, be tied for first place.
“It’s just a little painful,” Shanahan said, “so hopefully with the rest and maybe a little bit of time off, he’ll be able to go and the thing will heal up.”
Redskins Confidential Redskins injury report: Garcon improving, Brown misses practice November 15, 2012 | 4:34 pm John Keim Staff Reporter - Washington Redskins The Washington Examiner
Redskins receiver Pierre Garcon might not be 100 percent — and it might not matter. The Redskins say he could still help them, as long as he can withstand the pain of his right foot/toe.
Garcon was limited in practice and coach Mike Shanahan said he has made progress.
“He doesn’t have to be 100 percent to play,” Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said. “He came in and still did some things in those games that he played that did help. We definitely wanted to get him to 100 percent. Now we’re not sure he’ll ever get there and we’d rather have him out there than not have him at all. He can help regardless of what he is.”
Garcon has Plantar’s plate underneath the second toe on his right foot. He said he first hurt it in the preseason and then it knocked him out of the season opener vs. New Orleans — after he caught an 88-yard touchdown pass. Garcon has played in two other games, but he’s missed the past four.
“I’m not sure how many guys this time of year are 100 percent,” Mike Shanahan said. “Everyone’s banged up and you fight through it. Pierre’s one of those guys; he’s just been out for a while.”
Pierre Garcon likely to avoid surgery on problematic toe Posted by Mike Jones on February 19, 2013 at 1:46 pm
It appears that Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon will be able to avoid surgery on the problematic second toe of his right foot, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.
Instead, Garcon will continue to receive an array of treatments designed to strengthen the toe and the muscles and tendons around it. If his progress continues at its current rate, Garcon is expected to make it through the offseason without surgery and return at 100 percent by the start of the 2013 season, that person said on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak for the Redskins.
Garcon – signed last spring to a five-year, $42.5 million deal with $20.5 million guaranteed – suffered a torn ligament in the second toe of his right foot in Washington’s 2012 season opener at New Orleans. It’s believed the injury occurred on an 88-yard touchdown catch-and-run early in the game.
Garcon missed six of the next eight games because the pain limited his ability to push off the foot, change direction or accelerate. Garcon returned in Week 11 and played the final seven regular season games and the Redskins’ lone playoff appearance.
Geez, how much time would he need to have the surgery to fix that toe? Ronnie Lott would have just cut the darn thing off. Seriously should consider if a surgical option would provide much better odds at a healthy recovery.
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