Garçon says surgery is an option

Garçon says surgery is an option
November 7, 2012, 1:30 pm
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Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon (88) against the New Orleans Saints during the first half of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

(Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE 9/9/2012 12:09:11 PM)

Pierre Garçon might attempt to play through the foot injury that’s dogged him since the season opener. The Redskins’ No. 1 wide receiver also might opt for season-ending surgery.

We may know the answer soon after bye.

“I’m going to try [to practice] after the bye and see how it feels,” Garçon said before the majority of the Redskins scattered across the country for a five-day break. “Just trying get as much pain out of it as we can.”

Garçon hasn’t played since Oct. 7 because of the plantar plate tear in his right foot he suffered in New Orleans. The team’s prized free agent acquisition hasn’t attempted to practice in more than two weeks because doctors have advised him to rest.

“It’s getting better,” Garçon said. “I’m trying to put more force on it. I have orthotics in my shoes. [But] it’s still not where it needs to be.”

The longer Garçon sits out, though, the more realistic the spector of season-ending surgery becomes. That decision figures to be accelerated if the team’s skid continues after the bye.

“As every season goes on, you think about [missing] one more game,” Garçon said. “We’re trying to avoid [surgery] at all possible costs. But at some time, you have to be realistic and just have it and hopefully it’s a successful surgery and recover from it.”