Pierre Garcon had surgery after all. But it wasn’t to repair a right foot injury that hampered him during the 2012 season. Instead, the Washington Redskins wide receiver is working his way back from January surgery to repair a minor tear in the labrum in one of his shoulders.
Garcon caught passes from Robert Griffin III at OTAs Thursday, apart from the rest of the group that was going through practice. Shanahan expects the 26-year-old to be ready for training camp.
“I think Pierre, his rehab has been unbelievable,” Shanahan said. “Anytime you get operated on like he did and you’re able to come back as quickly as he has, I was watching him this morning in the weight room and he was lifting weights that he shouldn’t be able to lift. And he feels very comfortable, and it’s been a slow process. But he’s in excellent shape, so I’ll be surprised if he’s not full-speed, ready to go once we go to training camp.”
Garcon wasn’t shy during the season and immediately afterward in saying he wanted to avoid foot surgery. He did not need that, but Shanahan said something “came out” in the Seahawks game requiring the chest surgery.
Cornerback Josh Wilson did not take part in team drills Thursday after surgery to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder revealed a pectoral injury that was worse than originally thought, Shanahan said.
Offensive lineman Maurice Hurt was out with a groin injury, according to Shanahan.
Guard Josh LeRibeus said he was held out with a hamstring injury, while Shanahan called it a groin problem.
Defensive lineman Adam Carriker was still rehabbing his knee injury, and kicker Kai Forbath was not in attendance because of a death in his family.