Garcon missed all of Washington’s offseason practices while recovering from the shoulder surgery. But he worked on the side with quarterback Robert Griffin III, catching passes from the quarterback during each offseason practice session.
Garcon at the time expressed confidence that he would be ready to go at the start of training camp.
The shoulder is good,” Garcon said in June. “There shouldn’t be any worries for me for the season coming up. So it should be good to go.”
Last season, after signing as a free agent in the spring of 2012, Garcon recorded a team-leading 633 receiving yards and four touchdowns in 10 games. He missed time because of torn ligaments in the second toe of his right foot – an injury that made it painful for him to push off, sprint or change directions – but finished off the second half of the season on a strong note after managing to play through the pain.
Garcon opted not to have surgery on his problematic toe because doctors couldn’t give him assurance that the procedure would correct the injury. He has worn inserts in his shoe to help support the toe and is expected to wear a custom-made shoe this coming season.
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