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Pierre Garçon recovering from labrum surgery

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Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garçon chose to rest his injured foot last season instead of having surgery, a decision that got him back on the field for the final stretch but one that didn’t keep him from having an operation this offseason.

The operation wasn’t on his foot, however. Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said Thursday that Garçon had “chest” surgery after an injury suffered in the team’s playoff loss to the Seahawks. He wasn’t more specific than that, although Rich Campbell of the Washington Times reports that it was actually an operation to repair an injury to his labrum.

More significant for the Redskins is the fact that Shanahan is upbeat about Garçon’s recovery. He’s not doing team drills right now, but did catch passes from Robert Griffin III during Thursday’s workout and should be recovered in time to do everything at camp.

“I think Pierre, his rehab has been unbelievable,” Shanahan said, via Campbell’s colleague Stephen Whyno. “Anytime you get operated on like he did and you’re able to come back as quickly as he has, I was watching him this morning in the weight room and he was lifting weights that he shouldn’t be able to lift. And he feels very comfortable, and it’s been a slow process. But he’s in excellent shape, so I’ll be surprised if he’s not full-speed, ready to go once we go to training camp.”

Garçon had 44 catches for 633 yards in 10 games last season, numbers that the Redskins surely expect to rise if he can stay healthy in 2013. While you never want to see one of your players have surgery, it doesn’t sound like this operation is going to be a major stumbling block for Garçon come the start of the season.

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18 Responses to “Pierre Garçon recovering from labrum surgery”
  1. ultra8201 says: May 23, 2013 3:48 PM

    Let me guess logicalvoice. Best receiver in the game, right? Haha

  2. logicalvoicesays says: May 23, 2013 3:53 PM

    Only Calvin Johnson and Larry Fitzgerald are better. Garcon is the total package when you talk about a Wide Reciever the only problem is those unfortunate little injuries. Class act, team player, great #1 target for the best Quarterback in the sport in RGIII. I’m so proud Pierre is a Redskin. The Holy Trinity of Football – Griffin, Morris and the Holy Garcon. #RespecttheREDSKINS

  3. ultra8201 says: May 23, 2013 3:56 PM

    Garçon isn’t even top 10

  4. dbones750 says: May 23, 2013 4:04 PM

    Pierre is always Garc-on IR

  5. sinatra00 says: May 23, 2013 4:06 PM

    garcon gets injured putting on his uniform. another overrated wr by the deadskins….hes not even top 20-25

  6. colts419 says: May 23, 2013 4:14 PM

    Amazing athlete, no hands at all though. Went chasin money to Washington instead of sticking in Indy where he could win a few rings.

  7. bucrightoff says: May 23, 2013 4:26 PM

    Already looking forward to the Redskins 2013 elimination date so logical can go into hiding again and we can all laugh hysterically.

  8. nwodawg says: May 23, 2013 4:34 PM

    Please explain your so called logic. Garcon did not rank in the top 30 in ANY statistical catagory last season???????

  9. romosmicrodongs says: May 23, 2013 4:37 PM

    I don’t understand how anyone thinks he is overrated when the skins were 9-1 with him and 1-5 without and averaged a touchdown more in ppg with him than without. he is a difference maker no matter how you look at it.

  10. 8to80texansblog says: May 23, 2013 4:39 PM

    logicalvoicesays says:
    May 23, 2013 3:53 PM
    Only Calvin Johnson and Larry Fitzgerald are better. Garcon is the total package when you talk about a Wide Reciever the only problem is those unfortunate little injuries. Class act, team player, great #1 target for the best Quarterback in the sport in RGIII. I’m so proud Pierre is a Redskin. The Holy Trinity of Football – Griffin, Morris and the Holy Garcon. #RespecttheREDSKINS

    ====================

    Andre Johnson says hi….

  11. d0minate says: May 23, 2013 4:42 PM

    Just give him whatever RGIII is taking, he’ll be fine.

  12. justintuckrule says: May 23, 2013 5:05 PM

    misprint. He needed labia surgery.

  13. larrydavid7000 says: May 23, 2013 5:08 PM

    @ultra8201. Obviously you do not know or watch football punk. 88 missed 6 games and the 10 he did play in he was on one foot. Also I guess you did not see him out run 4 cowboys for a 45 yard TD and out run 2 saints for an 88 yard TD as well. Top 10 your right he’s not HE’S A TOP 5 PUNK. Know what your talking about before you open your mouth.

  14. filthymcnasty1 says: May 23, 2013 5:53 PM

    Sometimes I forget that the Redskins are still in the NFL.

  15. schmitty2 says: May 23, 2013 6:15 PM

    larrydavid7000 says:May 23, 2013 5:08 PM

    @ultra8201. Obviously you do not know or watch football punk. 88 missed 6 games and the 10 he did play in he was on one foot. Also I guess you did not see him out run 4 cowboys for a 45 yard TD and out run 2 saints for an 88 yard TD as well. Top 10 your right he’s not HE’S A TOP 5 PUNK. Know what your talking about before you open your mouth.

    Wow,you’re telling him he needs to know what he’s talking about yet you’re using the td against the Saints as your argument?? That would be the Saints that allowed over 6 THOUSAND yards on defense. Don’t be a tool!

  16. trabovski says: May 23, 2013 6:22 PM

    Nobody knows there is a labrum in the shoulder and in the hip?

    Since they so aptly called it “chest” surgery, I’m going to assume this was a shoulder repair, but it
    might be important for you guys to tell us the actual extremity being worked on.

    Vegas needs to know.

  17. rgledz says: May 23, 2013 11:08 PM

    Hey Larry David….you’re a big tough guy behind the keyboard huh? Calvin, Fitz, Andre Johnson, Harvin, Brandon Marshall, Dez Bryant……I’ll just stop there. All better than Garcon, now put the keyboard down and walk away tough guy.

  18. thirdistheworrd says: May 24, 2013 11:48 AM

    nwodawg says: May 23, 2013 4:34 PM

    Please explain your so called logic. Garcon did not rank in the top 30 in ANY statistical catagory last season???????
    ___________________
    1. #1 in lowest drop percentage (2 drops on the year/ same as Fitz, CJ)
    2. #1 in team first-downs per routes run (meaning that the ratio of times he went out on a passing play to team first downs was the greatest in the league
    3. #1 in team touchdowns/routes run (see above, only with TDs)
    4. #2 in targets/first (times Garcon, specifically, was thrown to/first downs
    5. Redskins went 7-1 when Garcon started at receiver.
    6. The average NFL team punts 4.3 times a game, with Garcon on the field, the Redskins punted 11 times in 8 games

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