Pierre Garçon ‘Coming Along’ In Return From Right Foot Injury
ASHBURN – Pierre Garçon admitted Thursday a return to full health could take some time, but otherwise, he felt fine making his first appearance in three weeks on Sunday when he played for the Washington Redskins at Tampa Bay.
“It’s gonna take time to feel back like my old self, like I was in training camp, but it’s a process,” Garçon said. “It’s a battle, but it’s coming along.”
The receiver caught one pass for 20 yards in the Redskins’ 24-22 victory at Tampa Bay and recovered a fumble by Robert Griffin III in the end zone for a touchdown. In just two games this season, Garçon has five catches for 129 yards and a touchdown – an average of 25.8 yards per reception.
Garçon sprained his right foot on an 88-yard touchdown reception against New Orleans and was limited in practice for nearly a month before he returned without limitation Wednesday.
Limited to just 49 of 63 offensive snaps against the Buccaneers, Garçon figures to play a larger role for the Redskins on Sunday against Atlanta.
“You know, I try not to get frustrated out there,” Garçon said. “It’s part of football. Injuries happen, and you just have to deal with them and do what’s best for you to get back out there 100 percent.”
The Redskins have thrown for 1,003 yards this season. Leonard Hankerson and Aldrick Robinson each filled in for Garçon at split end during the games he missed due to injury.