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Pierre Garcon Does Not Practice; Status Unknown For Sunday
ASHBURN – Receiver Pierre Garçon did not practice with the Washington Redskins on Wednesday, three days after spraining his right foot in the team’s 40-32 victory at New Orleans.
Garçon, who had a team-high 109 yards and a touchdown on four receptions, appeared to injure the foot while blocking Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins with 10:38 left in the first quarter. Garçon dropped to a knee after the play and motioned for a substitute, returned on the next play but missed the final two of the drive.
He returned to the game for the first play of the Redskins’ next possession and caught a pass from quarterback Robert Griffin III that he took to the end zone for an 88-yard touchdown. He did not return after that play.
“He didn’t practice today, so we’ll wait and see how he is tomorrow,” head coach Mike Shanahan said.
Garçon originally said after the game that he’d play Sunday at St. Louis and didn’t expect the injury to linger. Shanahan said Monday the pain in his foot was similar to turf toe, which is a joint sprain, but it’s in his foot instead.
“I’m feeling good,” Garçon said as he walked off the practice field, though he didn’t stop to elaborate. Asked if he felt optimistic with regards to playing Sunday, Garçon replied, “Always optimistic.”
Aldrick Robinson filled in for Garçon as the team’s X receiver and had four catches for 52 yards and a touchdown.