The Washington Times - October 15, 2012, 02:19PM

An MRI showed that receiver Pierre Garcon has an inflamed capsule underneath the second toe on his right foot, coach Mike Shanahan said Monday afternoon. He’ll rest it until he can tolerate the pain and run closer to full speed than he did during practice last week, Shanahan said.

“That toe is just quite sore,” Shanahan said. “You could see when he’s pushing off when he goes downfield he’s just not anywhere close to full speed. I saw it in Wednesday’s practice, and I saw it in Thursday’s practice. I talked to him, and he was trying to work through it. It’s just a little painful, so hopefully with the rest and maybe a little bit of time off, he’ll be able to go and the thing will heal up.


“We’re just going to have to give it some time, and hopefully it can heal quick.

“It’s not a turf toe. If it was a turf toe, we would definitely shut him down. It’s a second toe. It’s a capsule underneath the second toe. We’ve had an MRI on it, and it’s him dealing with the pain.

“He’s fine if he has some juice before the game, but afterwards it’s very, very painful. When I saw he couldn’t go in practice at the speed I want him to go at, I said, ‘Hey, I think you’re pushing through a little bit more pain that you tend to tell the coaches.’ I think I was right because when I sat down with him and talked to him before the game, he would have went. I just said, ‘Hey, I don’t want to lose you for the rest of the season, so let’s get this thing well, and you tell me when it’s ready to go.’”