The Washington Redskins have been without Pierre Garcon for a good chunk of the season and they may have to make due for a little while longer.
The ailing wide receiver has a minor tear in his foot and has been told by doctors the situation will get worse if he does not rest it, according to Grant Paulsen of 106.7 The Fan.
Ironically, the injury would prove far less crippling to a lineman. The tear greatly hinders his explosiveness and speed, traits important on the line, but not as imperative as it is with receivers.
It is not a 100 percent certain that he will be sidelined for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Carolina Panthers, though that appears to be the direction the Redskins are leaning.
When on the field, Garcon is a favorite target of Robert Griffin III. The pair have connected eight times, including an 88-yard touchdown in the season opener, in the three game Garcon has played.
He has not played since the Oct. 7 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.
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