Pierre Garcon Still Week-to-Week After Being Diagnosed with a Plantar Plate Tear

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Pierre Garcon Still Week-to-Week After Being Diagnosed with a Plantar Plate Tear
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A foot specialist diagnosed receiver Pierre Garcon with a plantar plate tear in his right foot Wednesday, a source said. His status will continue to be determined on a weekly basis The plantar plate is a soft tissue structure that connects the base of the toe and the metatarsal, the long bone that goes to the toe. It cushions the bottom of the metatarsal head, which is why the tear causes Garcon significant pain when he pushes off and sprints.

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