ASHBURN (CBSDC) — The Washington Redskins returned to the practice field without Pierre Garcon Thursday afternoon as preparations for a Sunday showdown with the New York Giants began.
Garçon (toe) was unable to practice today and isn’t sure if he’ll be able to play this upcoming weekend.
“It’s up to coach. It’s all up to coach,” Garçon said. “I feel like every day I can try it, but if you keep trying it, that hurts the recovery process. At the end of the day, it’s up to coach. Whatever coach tells me to do, I’ll be up for.”
Garçon has missed three games this season after injuring his toe on his 88-yard touchdown catch in the season opener against the New Orleans Saints.
“It’s just part of football,” Garçon said. “You’ve got to be out there. Injuries happen. You can’t cry about it because injuries happen every day. Guys get hurt every day out here and you just continue to do the best you can for the team, being out here morally supporting the guys and helping them out with plays, doing whatever you can do.”
Redskins Head Coach Mike Shanahan says “it’s very much a mystery” on what’s going on with his foot, but just knows he needs rest and isn’t sure how long it will take for it to heal.
“I don’t know,” Shanahan said on when Garçon might be back. “One, two days? Two, three weeks? I really don’t know.”
Brandon Meriweather (knee) has been ruled out for the Giants.
David Jones (Achilles) didn’t practice. Jordan Pugh (concussion), DeAngelo Hall (knee), Doug Worthington (calf), Cedric Griffin (hamstring) and Barry Cofield (shoulder) were all limited. Stephen Bowen and London Fletcher had limited reps today for “rest”.
Meanwhile, Robert Griffin III is looking forward to his first NFC East contest this weekend.
“You hear it all the time,” Griffin said. “Both of these teams have played each other a bunch. They know each other really well. They know the personnel really well. Coaches know each other really well. It will be fun, do something different out there, get to play against a division foe. The New York Giants, Super Bowl champions, I look forward to it.”
Listen here to what Mike Shanahan, Robert Griffin III & Pierre Garçon had to say following practice today.
Mike Shanahan Practice Audio
Robert Griffin III Practice Audio
Pierre Garçon Practice Audio
Also click here if you missed what London Fletcher, Lorenzo Alexander, Brian Orakpo, Darrel Young, Alfred Morris, Trent Williams, Ryan Kerrigan, Cedric Griffin, Josh Wilson, Stephen Bowen, Barry Cofield, Leonard Hankerson & Kory Lichtensteiger had to say during open locker room today.