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.