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Washington Redskins’ WR Pierre Garcon Won’t Need Surgery

February 19th, 2013 at 5:16 PM
By Zach Powell

The Washington Redskins took a major risk signing wide receiver Pierre Garcon to a major contract in the offseason, aiming to give Robert Griffin III a deep threat.  Garcon didn't disappoint when he was on the field but getting in to the game proved to be a difficult task after suffering a right foot injury late in training camp.  The injury reared its ugly head during a game with the New Orleans Saints, and rendered Garcon unable to play in the next two games.

However, after significant rest, surgery on the injured plantar plate was deemed unnecessary.  Garcon has been cautious in his recovery, giving the injury an extended period of rest so that the foot may heal completely.  The Redskins fully expect Pierre to be at full speed when training camp gets underway.

The fourth year receiver finished the season with 44 catches, 633 yards and four touchdowns in ten games.  He was the only Redskins' receiver to go over the 80 yard plateau in a game last season and averaged 14.4 yards per catch, the second highest total of his career.  

His 88 yard touchdown catch and run in the opening game of the season made many highlight reels this season.  If Garcon has his way next season, it won't be the last.

Tags: Football, New Orleans Saints, NFL, Pierre Garcon, Robert Griffin III, Washington, Washington Redskins

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