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Report: Pierre Garçon has torn tendon in foot

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The Redskins have gotten used to playing without wide receiver Pierre Garçon this season and they may get even more experience in the coming weeks.

Mike Garafolo of the USA Today reports that Garçon has a torn tendon in his foot in addition to the inflamed capsule under his toe that the Redskins have announced as the cause of his absence from the lineup. Per Garafolo, Garçon is likely to sit out until after the team’s Week 10 bye in order to be in the best possible shape for the final seven games of the season.

There’s no word on why the team passed on disclosing the full injury. It’s possible they felt there was something to gain by leading people to believe Garçon had a chance to play these last few weeks, although it’s hard to see any great value gained from the uncertainty.

If true, that means the Redskins will have to go without both Garçon and tight end Fred Davis in the next two games. Davis was lost for the season with an Achilles injury against the Giants on Sunday, which leaves the two guys expected to be Robert Griffin III’s leading targets off the field as they try to move back to .500 in Pittsburgh in Week Eight. We saw Sunday that the offense can still produce with Garçon and Davis off the field, but finishing off a win would be easier with all their talent on the field.

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18 Responses to “Report: Pierre Garçon has torn tendon in foot”
  1. suprinelolskins says: Oct 22, 2012 1:46 PM

    Just gives more substance to the fairytale that is RG3 that every network seems to have attached themselves to 24/7, despite the Redskins losing

  2. riverhorsey says: Oct 22, 2012 1:52 PM

    Will trade Dwayne Bowe to Redskins for Kirt Cousins !

  3. skinsfan91 says: Oct 22, 2012 2:28 PM

    Kirk Cousins for a DB. Our offense is the moving the ball and putting some points up. We need defense.

  4. hawkforlife says: Oct 22, 2012 2:46 PM

    Having had foot injuries and surgery, that has to hurt. Hope you get better.

  5. vikesfansteve says: Oct 22, 2012 3:00 PM

    The Redskins will miss him and Davis. Cooley will play well to prove he shouldn’t have been cut. Redskins will be in the hunt till the end. The NFC East teams are all good which means beating each other and lowering the W-L totals. 9-7 will probably win it and every team is going to have a chance to win the division.

  6. thebigkahuna23 says: Oct 22, 2012 3:32 PM

    The vinny skins would do bowe for cousins and a 2-5th rounder in a heartbeat. I personally thinks we need a replacement for madieu williams, that guy is a bum.

  7. mrhney03 says: Oct 22, 2012 3:39 PM

    riverhorsey says: Oct 22, 2012 1:52 PM

    Will trade Dwayne Bowe to Redskins for Kirt Cousins !

    DEAL..

  8. iceburgskin202 says: Oct 22, 2012 3:40 PM

    Should have shut him down right after the N.O game but my team didn’t want it to look like the bad FA signing( I’ve grown immune) we’ve all become used to. I think he needs to rest it and Fluval 404 Canister filterget back on the field or we have another band-aid ( SHAWN SPRINGS) , great when on the field but never on the field enough to really contribute.

  9. rg3andout says: Oct 22, 2012 4:32 PM

    skins are DONE!!! put a fork in that horrible franchise

  10. rg3andout says: Oct 22, 2012 4:33 PM

    42 million dollar mistake, dont worry rg3 will be joining him on IR in a few weeks too

  11. rg3andout says: Oct 22, 2012 4:39 PM

    pieere gar-bage

  12. eventhorizon04 says: Oct 22, 2012 4:41 PM

    “Kirk Cousins for a DB. Our offense is the moving the ball and putting some points up. We need defense.”

    You’re not going to get a very good DB for a rookie QB who fell to the fourth round of the draft and threw 2 interceptions in just 9 pass attempts when he stepped in for RG3.

  13. skinsfan91 says: Oct 22, 2012 6:58 PM

    nolifeandout with the fail.

  14. skinsfan91 says: Oct 22, 2012 10:37 PM

    “You’re not going to get a very good DB for a rookie QB who fell to the fourth round of the draft and threw 2 interceptions in just 9 pass attempts when he stepped in for RG3.”

    He also threw a 70+ yard TD in his first 4 or 5 attempts. Something i’ve rarely seen Quinn or Cassel do.

  15. smackmastergeneral says: Oct 23, 2012 12:19 PM

    “rg3andout” are you this way in life or just when hidden on the internet?
    You really need to grow up. Go to your teams posts and be positive.

    Character – You outta try it some time.

  16. londonfletcher59 says: Oct 23, 2012 2:05 PM

    Dealing rb’s around like they are this season, I honestly don’t understand why they haven’t given Plax a Ocho a shot…

  17. commonsensedude says: Oct 23, 2012 11:39 PM

    “There’s no word on why the team passed on disclosing the full injury. ”

    Uh – I know. It’s because Mike Shanahan is the head coach and he wants to keep everything a secret. He probably wishes he could avoid letting everyone know the names of the guys on the 53-man roster.

  18. hugeredskinsfan says: Oct 24, 2012 11:53 AM

    thebigkahuna23 says:
    Oct 22, 2012 3:32 PM
    The vinny skins would do bowe for cousins and a 2-5th rounder in a heartbeat. I personally thinks we need a replacement for madieu williams, that guy is a bum.

    Too bad he’s played the best out of all of our safeties…. they all need to be replaced. Someone was supposed to cover the back side of Cruz last game when Josh Wilson played underneath…..

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