Pierre Garçon visits foot and ankle specialist

Pierre Garçon visits foot and ankle specialist
October 24, 2012, 4:30 pm
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Pierre Garçon did not practice Wednesday and instead traveled to Charlotte, N.C. to visit a prominent foot and ankle doctor. 

Coach Mike Shanahan said Garçon, whose injured right foot has not improved, made the trip to see Dr. Robert Anderson at the team’s request. 

“He’s supposed to be the best in the country,” Shanahan said. “He has looked at the MRI on Pierre a number of times. Every time Pierre sees a doctor, Dr. Anderson looks at those MRIs.”

“So I though it would be good for him to go down there and actually talk to the doctor, see him, talk to him about where he’s at,” the coach added. “There’s nothing like those one-on-one situations.”

Garçon, the team’s prized free agent acquisition, has missed two straight games and four this season with what Shanahan has described as an inflamed capsule under his second toe.

Shanahan also hinted that the team might consider allowing Garçon to rest his injured foot until after the bye week. The Redskins visit the Steelers on Sunday, host the Panthers the following week, then have a week off.

“It could very well happen that way,” Shanahan said. “But we don’t know what’s going to happen with London [Fletcher], what’s going to happen with Pierre. I’m taking this day-by-day.”

Garçon's visit with Dr. Anderson came on the same day he surgically repaired Fred Davis’ torn left Achilles’ tendon, Shanahan said.