Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan denied two reports that wide receiver Pierre Garcon had suffered a torn tendon in his right foot, contrary to the team's stated declarations that the receiver had an inflamed capsule underneath the second toe.
On Sunday, Mike Garafolo of USA Today reported that Garcon had a torn tendon in his foot and would sit out at least two more games in the run-up to the team's Week 11 bye, with the hope that he would return for the Nov. 18 game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Grant Paulsen of 106.7 The Fan reported that Garcon had a minor tear in his foot which could not get hurt if Garcon played on it, but could not get better without rest.
Garcon signed a five-year deal with the Redskins in free agency after spending the previous four years with the Indianapolis Colts. Garcon has only played in three games with Washington, recording 8 catches for 153 yards and a touchdown.
More is expected to be revealed about Garcon's condition Wednesday, when the first practice reports are issued. The Redskins travel to Pittsburgh to play the Steelers this Sunday. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.