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Pierre Garçon will wear special shoes to protect his foot

Pierre Garcon AP

Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garçon isn’t all that worried about his recovery from surgery to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder.

During an appearance on the NFL Network Thursday, Garçon said that his shoulder is healthy enough for him to play in a game but that he’s going to continue sitting out of OTAs as precaution against any setback before training camp gets underway. Garçon sent a similar message late last month while also admitting that he isn’t totally without injury concerns.

Garçon struggled with a torn ligament on the bottom of his foot last season, opting to forego surgery in favor of rest since doctors couldn’t promise that surgery would repair the problem once and for all. Garçon said Thursday that the foot is improving and that he’s getting some help from apparel company Russell Athletic in hopes of controlling the injury once he does get back on the field.

“It’s coming along, I’m getting some special shoes made by Russell so they’re helping me out with that,” Garçon said. “And continue to go along with the process of rehabbing, but it’s an everyday ongoing process. I’ve been learning a lot about my foot and how I run and things like that with all these injuries, but it’s getting better.”

The use of specially designed shoe suggests that Garçon expects to be managing the foot injury all season, something he did well enough during the seven-game winning streak that closed the Redskins season and coincided with Garçon’s return to the lineup. He wound up with 40 catches and 530 yards over the final eight games (including the playoffs), production that would look pretty good if extrapolated over the entire season and production the Redskins surely hope represents a jumping off point for an even bigger 2013 campaign.

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16 Responses to “Pierre Garçon will wear special shoes to protect his foot”
  1. twilson962 says: Jun 6, 2013 10:54 AM

    Just stay on the field.

  2. thefootballgodssay says: Jun 6, 2013 10:54 AM

    IR by WEEK 7

  3. digitaldonnie says: Jun 6, 2013 11:01 AM

    What a gigantic waste of money he was/is. Wonder if ACL3 can borrow dem shoes

  4. austinoxford says: Jun 6, 2013 11:03 AM

    Two set-backs and the season hasn’t even begun. Enjoy seeing him on the “Doubtful” list again this season, spawns of Snyder.

  5. firesnyder says: Jun 6, 2013 11:07 AM

    I love this guy, but I have to say this news doesn’t bode well. I REALLY wish he had opted for surgery. We are going to need some of the “mediocres” to rise up this year. Will the real Josh Morgan, Aldrick Robinson or Leonard Hankerson please stand up?!

  6. mz1394 says: Jun 6, 2013 11:14 AM

    If he was on any other team he could only make the practice squad .1 of the worst receivers in the NFL

  7. h1ndrix says: Jun 6, 2013 11:28 AM

    As a Skins fan, I’m not worried. With RG3 or Cousins behind center in this offense, I could go out there and have a 1,000 yd season.

  8. onbucky96 says: Jun 6, 2013 11:35 AM

    Ruby Red Slippers?

  9. jm91rs says: Jun 6, 2013 11:35 AM

    I hope they’re the right color or he’s looking at a fine. Stupid NFL rules.

  10. flaccodelic says: Jun 6, 2013 11:48 AM

    Mel Torme thinks those special shoes are the tops, Pierre!

  11. noodlecbs says: Jun 6, 2013 12:00 PM

    These are my magic shoes, mama said they would take me anywhere.

  12. jacunn2000 says: Jun 6, 2013 12:18 PM

    For some reason Forrest Gump popped in my head when I read the header of the story.

  13. digrojones says: Jun 6, 2013 12:25 PM

    Daniel Snyder should wrap his whole team in bubble wrap, starting with the damaged goods he traded the house to pick #2 overall last year…

  14. hotrod37 says: Jun 6, 2013 2:04 PM

    @ jacunn2000 Me too!
    “…I bet if I think real hard I can remember my first pair of shoes. My mamma tol’ me they’d take me anywhere! They was my magic shoes.”

  15. GenXJay says: Jun 6, 2013 10:08 PM

    Every NFL player requires “Special” shoes when playing on FedEx Field.

  16. boyshole25 says: Jun 6, 2013 11:46 PM

    Just stay on the field man you got the drop thing under control but that foot is gonna end your career if you don’t have it taken care of

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