Foot remains issue for Redskins' Garcon

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Receiver doing little during practice

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan would not confirm reports that receiver Pierre Garcon tore a tendon in his right foot, causing the pain and preventing him from playing.

"He wasn't good enough to play. If you're not good enough to play, that means there's a lot of pain in there," Shanahan said. "We're not pushing him right now. He's not running routes. He's getting treatment. Hopefully by him staying off it for a week it's much improved."

However, Garcon's injury has not changed, according to team sources. There is a minor strain of the muscle in his toe and a possible minor tear. Regardless, it eventually will heal itself. Doctors have told Garcon that rest is the best prescription.

The treatment of it has changed. That's why Garcon will continue to do little during the week save for catching passes in a mostly stationary position. The hope remains that he'll be fine after the Nov. 11 bye week. But at this point no one really knows for certain.

Notes » There's no word yet on linebacker London Fletcher, who had a slight hamstring pull and missed the fourth quarter of Sunday's 27-23 loss to the Giants. The Redskins will know more about him Wednesday when they resume practice. ...

Long snapper Nick Sundberg can start practicing Wednesday, but he can't come off the injured reserve list until after the bye week. Sundberg broke his left arm in the season opener vs. New Orleans. ...

Richmond city officials announced plans to develop land by the Science Museum of Virginia as the Redskins' new summer training camp home starting in 2013. Richmond will build two football fields as well as a medical facility that will be used year-round. The Redskins will train at this site for the next 10 years. ...

Shanahan wasn't going to be forthcoming about the Giants' game-winning 77-yard touchdown pass and whether, for example, safety Madieu Williams could have played it differently.

"We did a lot of good things in that game, and they come up with that big play," Shanahan said. "People will talk about that for a long time and rightfully so. We'll get those things worked out. I won't go through who did what on what play, especially on a play like that."

jkeim@washingtonexaminer.com

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