Redskins WR Garcon has torn ligament on right foot

Redskins WR Garcon has torn ligament on right foot
October 25, 2012, 7:02 pm
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FILE - This July 30, 2012 file photo shows Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon catches a pass during the teams NFL football training camp practice at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Va. Garcon says he has a torn ligament on the bottom of his right foot and he's hoping to avoid surgery. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

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ASHBURN, Va. (AP) Washington Redskins receiver Pierre Garcon says he has a torn ligament on the bottom of his right foot and he's hoping to avoid surgery.

Garcon described the injury that's sidelined him for four of Washington's past six games as a ``plantar plate tear'' near his second toe. The plantar plate is a ligament that holds a toe in its joint.

Garcon said Thursday that ``surgery is an option'' that probably would end his season, adding: ``But we don't really want to think about that at all.''

He visited a foot specialist Wednesday.

Garcon only has eight catches for 153 yards this season, his first with the Redskins after signing a $42.5 million, five-year contract as a free agent.