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Pierre Garcon: Redskins Reportedly Could Shut Down WR Due to Foot Injury

TAMPA, FL - SEPTEMBER 30:  Wide receiver Pierre Garcon #88 of the Washington Redskins celebrates a 24- 22 win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers September 30, 2012 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. ( Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
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Timothy RappFeatured ColumnistNovember 4, 2012

Robert Griffin III has been all that was advertised and then some in his rookie season for the Washington Redskins. Unfortunately, one of his most dangerous weapons, wide receiver Pierre Garcon, might be done for the season.

Jason La Canfora (via Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com) reported the news on Sunday:

Pierre Garcon's foot injury has turned into a season-defining injury. It could end his season before long.

Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reported Sunday that Garcon could be shut down for the season if his injury does not improve by the end of his team's bye week. Washington is off next week after they host Carolina on Sunday.

After signing a five-year, $42.5 million contract this offseason and opening the year by catching four passes for 109 yards and a touchdown in Week 1, big things were expected for Garcon in combination with Griffin.

If nothing else, he was expected to be a dangerous downfield threat for his rookie quarterback and give opposing secondaries more than a few headaches this season.

Instead, Garcon has played in just three games for the Redskins, compiling eight receptions for 153 yards and a touchdown.

It's been a year of tough injuries in Washington. The team has already lost key defensive pieces for the year in Adam Carriker and Brian Orakpo, and will be without safety Brandon Meriweather on Sunday.

The Redskins might be a year or two away from postseason contention, but one wonders if they might not be a little bit better than their 3-5 mark were it not for losing so many important players to injuries.

Hopefully, Garcon will be able to return after the team's Week 10 bye. Then again, given the Redskins' luck with injuries this season, I wouldn't count on it.


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