Pierre Garçon missed Sunday’s win over the Vikings after his toe injury flared up in practice last week, making it three times Garçon hasn’t been able to play this season.
Coach Mike Shanahan offered an update on Garçon’s condition Monday. Garçon has an inflamed capsule under the second toe of his right foot and that is what it made it difficult for him to run at the end of last week. Shanahan said he didn’t know how long Garçon would be sidelined as a result of the injury, but did say that the team would be letting him rest until he’s ready to go full speed.
“That toe is just quite sore, and you can see when he’s pushing off, when he goes downfield, he’s just not anywhere close to full speed,” Shanahan said, via Mike Jones of the Washington Post. “I saw it in Wednesday’s practice and saw it in Thursday’s practice, and I talked to him and he’s trying to work through it. But it’s just a little painful. So hopefully with rest, and maybe a little bit of time off, he’ll be ready to go and it’ll heal well.”
Both of Robert Griffin III’s 300-yard passing days have come with Garçon in the lineup. Leonard Hankerson and Josh Morgan started for the Redskins at receiver Sunday and they combined for five catches and 65 yards. Santana Moss added four catches for 46 yards during a relatively quiet day for the Redskins passing offense.