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Pierre Garcon Still Hoping To Avoid Surgery

Redskins WR Pierre Garcon has been pondering his options regarding the plantar-plate tear in his toe that he suffered back at the beginning of the season.

A foot specialist reportedly informed Garcon that he may require surgery to repair tear, but Garcon has elected to go with rest.

“We don’t really want to think about that at all,” said Garcon, via the Washington Post.

Garcon has a chance to be ready by Week 11, but even then it’s no guarantee that he will be fully recovered or even able to play. There’s still a chance that his 2012 season is already over.

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Redskins WR Pierre Garcon mentioned that he is still unable to run at full speed at this point time.

“I’ve never had surgery before and I want to keep my streak alive,” Garcon said, via the Washington Examiner. “It could be a possibility.

Garcon was diagnosed with a plantar plate tear, but he’s clearly hoping to prevent surgery. It’s hard to put a timetable on his return, considering that surgery hasn’t been completely ruled out.

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Redskins WR Pierre Garçon has been diagnosed with a plantar plate tear in his right foot.

“He said it hadn’t improved at all, and was sore by the time I talked to him,” HC Mike Shanahan said, via the Washington Times. “I’m taking this day-by-day, listen to the doctors, see what they recommend, and obviously I’m not going to force somebody to play if the doctors don’t think he is ready or…Pierre doesn’t feel like he’s ready.”

There is no specific timetable for Garçon’s return, but various reports have indicated that the Redskins coaching staff might wait, and see how Garçon’s foot is doing after the team’s bye Week 10.

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Mike Garafolo of USA Today reports that a person who was briefed on Redskins WR Pierre Garcon‘s foot injury mentioned that he could be held out until after the team’s bye Week 10.

Grant Paulsen tweets that doctors have told Garcon that his injury will only get better rest.

Garcon is dealing with torn tendon in his foot, which has limited him to a playing just a few snaps this year. It seems like a wise idea to give him time to heal before allowing him to return to game action.

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