Pierre Garcon tried playing through a foot injury that began during the preseason, but despite missing four regular-season games so far, the Washington Redskins wide receiver is not ready to consider surgery to fix the problem.
It's almost like Chris Cooley has been on the Physically Unable to Perform List for the first seven weeks of the season. Except, of course, that he was willing and able to perform; the Washington Redskins simply preferred other tight ends -- temporarily -- and released him in training camp.
London Fletcher's streak of 231 regular-season NFL games played could be in jeopardy Sunday. The Washington Redskins middle linebacker missed Wednesday's practice with balance problems to go with a sore right hamstring suffered in last Sunday's loss to the New York Giants.
When Fred Davis took off his gloves on the sideline Sunday, Chris Cooley had a bad feeling that the Washington Redskins' starting tight end was done for the season.
In a slightly different world, Santana Moss would face the bright TV lights and microphones thrust inches from his face and relive the happy instant when the game-winning touchdown found his hands.
Pierre Garcon gave it a go Sunday trying to play his third straight game despite a lingering right foot injury. But the Washington Redskins receiver didn't even attend practice Thursday and won't be on the field Friday.
Pierre Garcon doesn't appear to be making any progress with his lingering right foot injury, and Wednesday it became even more clear that the Washington Redskins wide receiver is actually regressing.
Washington Redskins receiver Pierre Garcon has an inflamed capsule underneath the second toe on his right foot, a recent MRI showed. He'll rest it until he can tolerate the pain and run closer to full speed than he did during practice last week, coach Mike Shanahan said Monday.
The Washington Redskins were happy to get Robert Griffin III back Sunday after the rookie quarterback suffered a concussion last week. But Griffin had to make do without his top receiving target yet again.