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Pierre Garçon, Brandon Meriweather Will Not Play Against Panthers

By ZAC BOYER | @ZacBoyer

ASHBURN – Pierre Garçon and Brandon Meriweather will not play for the Washington Redskins on Sunday against Carolina as they continue to recover from injuries, head coach Mike Shanahan said.

Garçon has been battling a torn plantar plate in the second toe of his right foot – an injury that will now force him from his fourth consecutive game and sixth this season. Meriweather is yet to play after spraining ligaments in his left knee during the preseason, though he had been limited in practice all week.

Perry Riley, who strained his left hamstring in the fourth quarter of the Redskins’ loss at Pittsburgh, is listed as questionable on the injury report. Riley, though, said he didn’t expect to miss the game and that the designation, and his limited work in practice all week, was merely precautionary.

The four other players the Redskins listed on their injury report all week – linebacker London Fletcher, cornerbacks Josh Wilson and David Jones and punter Sav Rocca – are all expected to be healthy enough to play.

Brandon LaFell, Carolina’s third-leading receiver, will not play Sunday because of a concussion, the Panthers announced.