Pierre Garcon Injury: Updates on Redskins WR's Foot and Fantasy Status

Alex KayCorrespondent IOctober 14, 2012

TAMPA, FL - SEPTEMBER 30:  Wide receiver Pierre Garcon #88 of the Washington Redskins celebrates a 24- 22 win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers September 30, 2012 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. ( Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
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Pierre Garcon's foot injury refuses to go away.

UPDATE: Monday, October 22 at 12:46 a.m. ET by Ian Hanford

According to USA Today reporter Mike Garafolo, Garcon's status isn't looking much better for the coming weeks:

Garcon, who has played in only three games this season and is inactive Sunday after being listed as doubtful, also has a torn tendon in his foot and could sit out the next two games leading into the team's bye on Nov. 11, according to a person briefed on the specifics of Garcon's injury.

He also mentions that "The person briefed on Garcon's injury said it's possible Garcon could play before the bye but that the likely scenario would be for him to rest until the Nov. 18 game against the Philadelphia Eagles."

Stay tuned.

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UPDATE: Friday, October 19 at 1:40 p.m. ET by Rob Goldberg

John Keim of the Washington Examiner reports that Pierre Garcon is now listed as doubtful in the latest injury report. 

Garçon doubtful.Rocca is questionable. Sav tweaked knee jogging other day.Will test him saturday

— John Keim (@john_keim) October 19, 2012

The wide receiver of the Washington Redskins has only played in three games this season after sustaining a foot injury in Week 1. His four catches for 44 yards since the first game of the year has been a disappointment to fans and fantasy owners alike. 

Santana Moss and Leonard Hankerson should continue to get additional looks if Garcon is unable to play.

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UPDATE: Thursday, October 18 at 4:12 p.m. ET by Matt Fitzgerald

The report from Redskins practice by CSNwashington.com's Tarik El-Bashir is not encouraging news for Garcon fans:

Garcon and David Jones did not practice today. #RedskinsTalk

— Tarik El-Bashir (@TarikCSN) October 18, 2012

Garcon displayed his explosive ability with an 88-yard touchdown in Week 1, but he has struggled to stay in the lineup since. As great as Washington's offense has been, it would be even better with its best receiver consistently in action.

Robert Griffin III is second among starting QBs in averaging 8.34 yards per attempt. For that reason alone, Garcon is worth keeping on your fantasy team despite his injury difficulties thus far in 2012.

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UPDATE: Wednesday, October 17 at 7:10 p.m. ET by Ben Chodos

Pierre Garcon is still experiencing a significant amount of pain in his foot and head coach Mike Shanahan has no idea how long the injury will keep him off the field. 

Shanahan said, via Stephen Whyno of The Washington Times, "We're going to hopefully give him a little time, get that thing healed. How long it'll take, I don't know: one, two days, two, three weeks, I really don't know. But he's a tough guy."

Whyno also quoted Garcon saying the following: 

As a player you always want to go out there, even when you know you're not a hundred percent, but you still want to help the team. You still can somehow think you can fight through it, bite on your mouthpiece a little bit harder and just take the pain. But I wasn't being very productive injured.

The news surround the injury casts a significant amount of doubt on Garcon's ability to play agains the New York Giants this Sunday.

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UPDATE: Wednesday, October 17 at 5:07 p.m. ET by Ian Hanford

According to Washington Post reporter Mike Jones, "Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan said wide receiver Pierre Garcon sat out practice because of his lingering foot injury."

Jones also provided that "Shanahan called Garcon’s injury “a mystery,” but said that the Redskins don’t want it to linger throughout the season, so he has told Garcon to let him know when he is ready to play."

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UPDATE: Monday, October 15 at 3:07 p.m. ET by Brandon Galvin

After missing Week 6, it remains to be seen when Pierre Garcon (foot) will return to the field. The Redskins' official Twitter account and CSNWashington.com's Tarik El-Bashir has the latest:

#Redskins HC Mike Shanahan said WR Pierre Garcon's foot injury is painful and affects his speed running downfield. Rest required.

— Redskins (@Redskins) October 15, 2012

Shanahan said Garcon had an MRI on his toe. Showed inflammation. Can't push off well. Status for next week unclear. #RedskinsTalk

— Tarik El-Bashir (@TarikCSN) October 15, 2012


The Washington Redskins wide receiver did not play in Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings due to this right foot problem. It will mark the third full game he will miss due to this ailment. Mike Jones of the Washington Postreported the news on Sunday afternoon.

Garcon initially suffered the injury upon scoring a touchdown in the first quarter of a Week 1 matchup vs. the New Orleans Saints. He left the game and did not return until Week 4 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

After back-to-back mediocre performances, the prized free agency addition will sit out this impending Week 6 matchup.

Garcon has just eight receptions for 153 yards and one TD on the season (although he has a fumble recovery for a score as well), which is far below what the ‘Skins expected when they spent $42.5 million over five years to pry him away from the Indianapolis Colts.

Robert Griffin III, the sensational rookie QB, is going to be back on the field—as per Jones’ report—but hasn’t yet had a solid chance to build rapport with his No. 1 wideout. It’s yet another wasted opportunity for RGIII and Garcon to get on the same page, something that must happen in order for the team to make a leap.

In fantasy leagues, Garcon must go back to the bench and should stay there until it’s 100 percent official that he will be returning to the starting lineup.

Keep it tuned here on B/R for the latest news, information, updates, opinions, fantasy analysis and more concerning Pierre Garcon and his right foot injury. 


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