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Pierre Garcon misses practice with foot injury

Pierre Garcon Pierre Garcon broke free for an 88-yard touchdown in the first quarter against the New Orleans Saints, but hurt his foot on the play. (Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post)

Wide receiver Pierre Garcon did not participate in the Washington Redskins’ practice Wednesday.  “We’ll wait and see how he is tomorrow,” coach Mike Shanahan said.
Garcon suffered a foot injury on his 88-yard touchdown catch-and-run during Sunday’s season-opening triumph at New Orleans.
He initially predicted he would be able to play this weekend at St. Louis.
Garcon declined to discuss his playing status in detail as he walked off the practice field Wednesday. He said he was feeling “great,” adding that he is “always” optimistic about being able to play.
Shanahan also said the Redskins chose to designate longsnapper Nick Sundberg for return from the injured reserve list because “it’s a perfect situation for him.”
Sundberg was placed on the IR list Tuesday and the Redskins signed veteran longsnapper Justin Snow to replace him. Under a new NFL rule this season, each team can activate one player from IR per year. Sundberg must miss at least six weeks of practice and at least eight games.
Shanahan said he checked back over the last two years and not a single player had an injury suffered at the right time, and with the appropriate amount of time to be missed, to  take advantage of the rule, had it been in effect.

Mark Maske covers the NFL for The Washington Post.
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