Garcon looking forward to, he hopes, a healthy season

Pierre Garcon on the play in last season’s opener on which he was hurt.

Wide receiver Pierre Garcon said he’s looking forward to having what he hopes will be a fully healthy season after being plagued by an ailing foot virtually all of last season.

“It’ll feel better on my body to have a full, healthy season,” said Garcon, who hurt his foot the Washington Redskins’ opener last season. “But every year, you always deal with bumps and bruises. There’s no really one season where you can say you’re completely healthy. But I learned from it, got better, came back strong. And now I can do anything. If I can come back from a season with a toe injury, I say I can do anything now.”

Garcon said he’s not overly concerned about regaining his timing with quarterback Robert Griffin III even after the Redskins withheld Griffin from the entire preseason while he worked his way back from knee surgery in January.

“After spending a lot of time together throwing, the same routes, it doesn’t take much to get back on the same page,” Garcon said. “We know what we’re trying to accomplish. We know where we’re supposed to be at on the field. He knows where to throw it. He knows what we’re trying to accomplish on that particular play. It takes some time. But it’s not going to take as much as it would if we were starting off brand new.”

Have a Redskins question? E-mail Mike Jones at with the subject line “Mailbag question” for him to answer it in The Mailbag.

What’s ahead:

● Mike Shanahan and Robert Griffin III address reporters after today’s 1 p.m. practice.

● The NFL season kicks off with Baltimore in Denver on Thursday night.

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Mark Maske covers the NFL for The Washington Post.



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Mike Jones · September 4, 2013