The Redskins took a chance by signing Pierre Garcon to number one receiver money. Garcon did not disappoint when he was on the field proving to be a deep threat as well as a YAC guy. However, a toe injury suffered in the first game of the season nearly cost him his year and many thought he would elect to have season ending surgery.
However, it seems as if he and the organization are confident that he will be ready to go by week one. According to the Examiner:
Redskins receiver Pierre Garcon won’t need surgery to repair a plantar plate in his right foot, barring a setback, according to a league source. Garcon did not know after the season whether or not he’d need surgery, but the second toe on his right foot is healing and more rest is the prescription, the source said.
If the foot had been that bad, Garcon likely would have needed surgery during the season or shortly after it ended. But the Redskins and Garcon wanted to see how his foot and toe progressed in the offseason to see if surgery would be needed. Coach Mike Shanahanhad said Garcon likely would see specialists in the offseason to determine the course of action. Garcon hasn’t been running on it, so the foot has finally had an extended period of rest to let it heal. The source said Garcon should be “100 percent” by next year.