According to numerous report, including this one from Pro Football Talk, apparently Redskins WR Pierre Garcon is suffering from a minor tendon tear in his foot.
Mike Garafolo of the Newark Star-Ledger reports that Garçon has a torn tendon in his foot in addition to the inflamed capsule under his toe that the Redskins have announced as the cause of his absence from the lineup. Per Garafolo, Garçon is likely to sit out until after the team’s Week 10 bye in order to be in the best possible shape for the final seven games of the season
Bad news here is, the Redskins will continue without their high paid, number one wide receiver for at least three weeks. Even worse, the Redskins offense already lost their leading receiver, TE Fred Davis, who will miss the rest of the season with a achilles tendon tear. If there is a bright spot in any of this, it is the fact the Redskins passing game has already learned to surivive without Garcon. Robert Griffin III has learned to spread the ball around to multiple receivers quite well.
The two big free agent additions, Garcon and Safety Brandon Meriweather, have played a combined three games this season. They were all by Garcon. Garcon has a whopping 8 receptions. Meriweather has not even seen the field. He almost did, but then got hurt in pre-game warmups three weeks ago when he collided with WR Aldrick Robinson.