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Pierre Garçon Listed As Questionable As Soreness In Foot Returns
(Originally posted 10/12/12, 1:07 p.m.; Updated 10/12/12, 2:34 p.m.)
ASHBURN – Despite playing in each of the last two games, Pierre Garçon is still experiencing pain in his right foot and will be listed as questionable by the Washington Redskins to play Sunday against Minnesota.
Garçon, who sprained the foot during an 88-yard touchdown reception at New Orleans in the season opener, “was [sore] enough for him to not take a lot of reps today,” head coach Mike Shanahan said Friday.
The receiver went through a full practice on Wednesday and Thursday. He missed two games, returned in a limited role on Sept. 30 at Tampa Bay and played a significant number of snaps against Atlanta last weekend.
“I don’t know what to tell you,” Shanahan said. “It’s painful. That’s why we sat him out. It’s tender and it’s still sore. It’s a pain issue, but it’s sore enough where he can’t push off all the time, so that’s why we list him as questionable.”
Garçon declined multiple requests for comment Friday afternoon after practice both directly and through the team’s public relations staff. He said he needed to get treatment on the foot and left the locker room, but returned just minutes earlier to collect his belongings and left the complex.
Offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan told reporters a day earlier that it was obvious the foot was still bothering Garçon.
“He’s battling it, I can tell,” Shanahan told reporters. “You can see him on the practice field and stuff and in the games that it hurts him to run. He has a lingering foot problem, and it does hurt him. He’s been able to play through it here the last couple weeks and it helps us having him out there, but no, I don’t think he’s 100 percent.”
Strong safety Brandon Meriweather (sprained left knee) and defensive end Doug Worthington (right calf) will not play against Minnesota, while cornerback Cedric Griffin (right hamstring) is questionable and running back Evan Royster (sprained right knee), nose tackle Barry Cofield (sore shoulder) and cornerback DeAngelo Hall (sore knee) are probable.