According to The Washington Times, a foot specialist has diagnosed Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon with a plantar plate tear in his right foot. Right now he’s still considered to be week to week.
“The plantar plate is a soft tissue structure that connects the base of the toe and the metatarsal, the long bone that goes to the toe. It cushions the bottom of the metatarsal head, which is why the tear causes Garcon significant pain when he pushes off and sprints.
“There is no specific timetable for Garcon’s return, although it could make sense to try to bring him back after the bye week. The Redskins return from the week off on Nov. 18, and five of their final seven games are against NFC East opponents,” wrote the Post.
“It could very well happen that way, but…we don’t know what’s going to happen with Pierre,” coach Mike Shanahan said. “I’m taking this day-by-day, listen to the doctors, see what they recommend, and obviously I’m not going to force somebody to play if the doctors don’t think he is ready or…Pierre doesn’t feel like he’s ready.”
It looks like the only thing the Redskins can do right now is wait for Garcon’s foot to heal and hope that it happens quickly.