Redskins receiver Pierre Garcon said he didn’t suffer a setback last week. It’s just that the pain never lessened. And there’s no timetable for his return from a sore right foot.
“It was just every-day pain,” he said. “We don’t want to continue to feel the pain so we shut it down. It wasn’t getting better but it wasn’t hurting more. It was pain that I’ve been dealing with for a long time…. Hopefully enough rest will get me back out there.”
Garcon injured the second toe on his right in the season opening win vs. New Orleans and has played sparingly since. The high-priced free agent has eight receptions for 153 yards.
“It does suck not being able to play, but you can’t mope about it,” Garcon said. “It’ll only bring you down. I know what I can do, the coaches know what I can do and my teammates know.”
Garcon said the foot bothered him when he ran in games. It took away from his best asset, his speed. Garcon missed two games before returning. He did not play vs. Minnesota.
“It’s the competitiveness,” he said. “You want to feel good, you think you’re 100 percent or close to it. But as you see on tape, they say you weren’t ready. I guess it was too soon.”
Garcon said his shoes and cleats now have special equipment to lessen the pain when he’s walking.
“It always feels good not doing anything and give it time to heal up,” he said. “But … when you try to push off on it, it’s not the same. It’s not ready yet.”