Pierre Garcon still sidelined by toe injury

October 18, 2012
Pierre Garcon
Redskins WR Pierre Garcon celebrates the Sept. 30 win over Tampa Bay. (Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said receiver Pierre Garcon missed a second straight day of practice with his inflamed toe injury.

Garcon received a shot to the area and the team is waiting to see how he responds. Garcon has received shots before, but this shot was “more localized,” Shanahan said.

“Right now, we’re going to keep him off his feet,” said Shanahan, who added that Garcon “is a long shot” to play Sunday, but not officially ruled out.

Safety Brandon Meriweather (knee) and cornerback David Jones (Achilles’ tendon) also did not practice.

Fullback Darrel Young (hamstring), safety Jordan Pugh (concussion), cornerback DeAngelo Hall (knee), defensive end Doug Worthington (calf) and punter Sav Rocca (knee) were all  limited in practice.

Nose tackle Barry Cofield (shoulder) and tight end Fred Davis (knee) were full practice participants.

Offensive Kyle Shanahan said of Griffin’s 76-yard run was “I was ecstatic. It was as good a play as I’ve been a part of. … I saw him square his shoulders and go up the sideline and said, ‘Holy cow’.”

Shanahan said he thinks that the wide receiving unit has done well despite Garcon’s absence.  “They’ve contributed in all aspects,” Shanahan said.  

Shanahan said Griffin did a much better job of protecting himself. “He’s developing more every week,” the head coach said.

Shanahan said curing the team’s struggles on third down has been a process both in game planning and execution.

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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