Thinks looked fairly bleak for Pierre Garçon not so long ago, but the skies have brightened significantly this week.
The Redskins have listed him as questionable, but the signs are pointing toward Garçon’s return to the lineup after a long spell on the bench with a torn ligament in his foot. Coach Mike Shanahan he thinks Garçon will play and Garçon was of a similar mind when asked about his status.
“I should be good to go on Sunday,” Garçon said, via Rich Campbell of the Washington Times.
Garçon’s return to practice this week was designed to see if he could play with the injury, which is still bothering him, or if he needed to have surgery that would end his season. The results have been nothing but positive, which leaves a return to game action as the next step in the process. A healthy and effective Garçon would be a big boost to the Redskins offense over the rest of the season.
Shanahan also expects safety Brandon Meriweather to play for the first time this season, barring a setback before the game. With Meriweather, it’s an important note. He made it this far once before this season only to collide with wide receiver Aldrick Robinson during warmups, aggravating his knee injury and delaying his debut even more.