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Redskins plan to test Pierre Garçon’s foot this week

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Pierre Garçon’s first year in Washington has been less successful than hoped as a result of a foot injury that’s kept him off the field for six of the team’s nine games this season.

There’s been talk about season-ending surgery and reports out of Washington indicate that they’ll make a decision sooner rather than later on that front. Grant Paulsen of 106.7 The Fan reports that the Redskins will return to practice this week as a limited participant. If his foot responds well, he’ll take on a bigger workload and, the team hopes, return to the lineup on Sundays.

If Garçon’s foot continues to cause him too much pain to take on a bigger role, the team will shut him down and Garçon will have surgery. It’s an option that Garçon said he’d like to avoid “at all possible costs,” albeit one he admits may be necessary to correct the injury.

It will be a big week for Garçon and the Redskins offense, which has missed Garçon’s burst on the outside for pretty much the entire season.

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7 Responses to “Redskins plan to test Pierre Garçon’s foot this week”
  1. bigjdve says: Nov 12, 2012 1:24 PM

    Why even take the chance? Just shut him down and let him get healthy.

  2. jwreck says: Nov 12, 2012 2:08 PM

    bigjdve says: Nov 12, 2012 1:24 PM

    Why even take the chance? Just shut him down and let him get healthy.
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    Because having a legitimate receiver on the field will not only be huge for Griffin’s development, but will help keep the defense off the field, allowing Washington to stay relevant in games. On top of that, while serious, this is not an injury that will affect Garcon long-term. He’ll have surgery at some point regardless, and whether that should happen now or seven weeks from now, it can’t hurt to evaluate on the field.

  3. bigjdve says: Nov 12, 2012 2:15 PM

    jwreck – the problem is, if he isn’t 100% healthy he isn’t a legitimate receiver and he wouldn’t be back for long.

  4. 1standinches says: Nov 12, 2012 4:07 PM

    The game is a foot

  5. iamthorny says: Nov 12, 2012 5:17 PM

    Rex Ryan will be watching this one closely…very closely. Howdy, ma’am…

  6. firesnyder says: Nov 13, 2012 2:09 PM

    Realistically, there is about a 20% chance this works. The receiving corp is pretty pathetic without him.

  7. londonfletcher59 says: Nov 14, 2012 1:46 PM

    They should have signed Ocho or Plax when Garcon got hurt. They may not have seen many catches, but they would at least draw coverage. That would help Hankerson, Moss and Morgan a lot.

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