Pierre Garcon battled through injuries in the 2012 season for the Washington Redskins. His offseason has been dedicated to getting back to 100% for his team. He isn’t sure that he’ll be able to go full speed in OTAs. But the efforts to get healthy might not even get him back to 100% before the start of the 2013 season.
“I’ll be healthy enough to play,” Garcon said during an appearance on the NFL Network, via The Washington Post. “I can’t say I’ll be 100 percent, but I’ll be back out there helping the team in any way possible.”
The injury is a torn ligament near the second toe in his right foot. He hasn’t had to undergo surgery for the injury because there is no guarantee it will correct the issue.
“I’ll be rehabbing and doing whatever I’m able to do,” Garcon said. “The trainers will let me know and we won’t try to win a Super Bowl in April, but we’ll try to move ahead.”
Garcon battled through injuries playing in 10 out of 16 games for the Redskins in the 2012 campaign. In those games he caught 44 passes for 633 yards, but more importantly the Redskins went 9-1 in those games.
“It was just that we had more weapons on the field,” Garcon said. “It wasn’t anything I did particularly. Mike Shanahan and Kyle Shanahan did a great job of game planning and I just did my part. They brought me over to make plays and help the team win, and that’s what I take pride in doing and that’s happened. It’s all up to coaches. … Without Robert [Griffin III], without Alfred [Morris], there is no 9-1. I need the offensive line. We need the running backs.”