Pierre Garcon had labrum surgery
Updated: May 23, 2013, 5:32 PM ET
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Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon had surgery for a torn labrum after the season but his recovery has been "unbelievable," coach Mike Shanahan said Thursday.
Shanahan described the surgery as a "chest" procedure during his news conference Thursday. But in an interview with ESPN's "NFL Live" on Thursday, Garcon said the surgery was actually on his labrum, a type of cartilage in the shoulder joint. He didn't specify which shoulder was injured.
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"It was a small surgery; it wasn't nothing major," Garcon told ESPN.
Garcon caught passes Thursday from quarterback Robert Griffin III, who is recovering from surgery to repair ligaments in his right knee. The two players worked with a group of players practicing apart from the rest of the team.
Shanahan said he expects Garcon to be cleared for training camp.
"I think Pierre, his rehab has been unbelievable," Shanahan said. "Anytime you get operated on like he did and you're able to come back as quickly as he has, I was watching him this morning in the weight room, and he was lifting weights that he shouldn't be able to lift.
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Updating a previous item, Pierre Garcon underwent "minor" labrum surgery in January.
Coach Mike Shanahan initially said Garcon underwent "chest" surgery. The labrum is part of the shoulder. Garcon is reportedly healthy right now, but he isn't participating in team drills at OTAs as a "precaution." Entering his age-27 season, Garcon should be all systems go for training camp. May 23 - 3:06 PM
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