Pierre Garcon, Brandon Meriweather still sidelined for Redskins

September 23, 2012

Washington Redskins starting wide receiver Pierre Garcon will miss a second consecutive game, and starting strong safety Brandon Meriweather will miss a third game while recovering from foot and knee injuries, respectively.

Pierre Garcon has been sidelined since injuring his right foot in the season opener.

Garcon, who injured his right foot eight plays into the Redskins’ season opener against New Orleans, missed last week’s game and had been listed as doubtful on Friday’s injury report.

Second-year wideout Leonard Hankerson, who last week recorded a 68-yard touchdown reception, is expected to start in place of Garcon.

Meriweather, meanwhile, strained the MCL and PCL in his right knee during Washington’s first regular season practice. He had injured the same knee in the second preseason game. He was limited in practice all  week.

DeJon Gomes is expected to start in place of Meriweather for a third straight game.

Also inactive for the Redskins are quarterback Rex Grossman, safety Jordan Pugh, guard Josh LeRibeus, guard Adam Gettis and defensive end Doug Worthington.

Mike Jones covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. When not writing about a Redskins development of some kind – which is rare – he can be found screaming and cheering at one of his kids’ softball, baseball, soccer or basketball games.
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