NEW ORLEANS | Pierre Garcon cut to the chase. After leaving the Washington Redskins’ victory Sunday over the New Orleans Saints in the first quarter with a right foot injury, he provided some positive news.
“I’m feeling good. Should be good to go next week,” he said. “We’ll get it checked on, I’ll be ready back for St. Louis.”
Garcon made four catches for 109 yards before leaving, including an 88-yard touchdown on which he hurt his foot. Coach Mike Shanahan said X-rays were negative.
“The top of his foot was bothering him. He tried to come in,” Shanahan said. “He was sore enough not to come back, which was disappointing because that was a heck of a catch and a heck of a run he made.”
With Garcon out, Aldrick Robinson stepped in and made four catches for 52 yards.
“I think Aldrick came in there and did a great job. That’s how it’s supposed to be; it’s not supposed to be a falloff from the 1s to the 2s to the 3s,” receiver Josh Morgan said. “Everybody that’s dressing is supposed to come out there and play like the star.”
In a perfect world for the Redskins, they’ll have their star wideout back for Week 2 at the Rams, especially after his season opener was cut short.
“It just sucks for him that he started the game the way he started it and had to sit out through the injury and everything,” Morgan said. “I know P wants to get healthy and get back on that field ASAP, man.”
Read about his impact on the Redskins’ 40-32 victory over the Saints here.