Season-ending surgery a possibility for Pierre Garcon


Pierre Garcon’s tenure with the Redskins got off to a great start. But his first season in Washington didn’t get very far. And it may already be over.

Garcon said on Tuesday that his injured right foot is still not healed, and that season-ending surgery is a possibility, although he said he’s still hopeful that with rest and rehab he could get back on the field this year.

We’re trying to avoid that at all possible costs,” Garcon said of season-ending surgery. “But at some time, you’ve got to be realistic and you’ve just got to have it and hopefully it’s a successful surgery and recover from it.”

Garcon caught four passes for 109 yards and a touchdown in the Redskins’ Week One win over the Saints, but he hurt his foot in that game, missed the next two games, and then was ineffective when he tried to return and play through the pain in Weeks Four and Five. He has now missed four games in a row, and with the Redskins at 3-6, it may be time to consider shutting Garcon down and getting him healthy for next year.