Pierre Garçon did not practice Wednesday and instead traveled to Charlotte, N.C. to visit a prominent foot and ankle doctor.
Coach Mike Shanahan said Garçon, whose injured right foot has not improved, made the trip to see Dr. Robert Anderson at the team’s request.
“He’s supposed to be the best in the country,” Shanahan said. “He has looked at the MRI on Pierre a number of times. Every time Pierre sees a doctor, Dr. Anderson looks at those MRIs.”
“So I though it would be good for him to go down there and actually talk to the doctor, see him, talk to him about where he’s at,” the coach added. “There’s nothing like those one-on-one situations.”
Garçon, the team’s prized free agent acquisition, has missed two straight games and four this season with what Shanahan has described as an inflamed capsule under his second toe.
Shanahan also hinted that the team might consider allowing Garçon to rest his injured foot until after the bye week. The Redskins visit the Steelers on Sunday, host the Panthers the following week, then have a week off.
“It could very well happen that way,” Shanahan said. “But we don’t know what’s going to happen with London [Fletcher], what’s going to happen with Pierre. I’m taking this day-by-day.”
Garçon's visit with Dr. Anderson came on the same day he surgically repaired Fred Davis’ torn left Achilles’ tendon, Shanahan said.
Ryan Kerrigan joined CSN Redskins Insider JP Finlay on Thursday evening to take your questions on Facebook Live, presented by Paisano's Pizza.
What did they get to? Here's a sampling of the questions:
- Does some deep-down part of him wish Robert Griffin III were playing this week when Cleveland comes to town?
- If the Redskins defense were a pizza topping, which would they be?
- Who is the hardest running back to take down?
- How did he get the idea for his sack dance?
That, plus many more, were answered in the nearly 25-minute conversation. Watch it all in the video player below:
An explosive talent with a long-record of off-field issues, Browns receiver Josh Gordon announced Thursday that he will head for rehab.
Gordon missed the entire 2015 season due to a violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy, but when he has played, he has produced. In 14 starts during the 2013 season Gordon caught 87 balls for more than 1,600 yards and nine touchdowns.
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A teammate of Robert Griffin III's at Baylor, some in Cleveland hoped that reuniting the QB and WR would bring back their college fireworks. That plan faded first when Griffin got injured Week 1, and while Gordon is still suspended, some hope remained that the two could connect later in the season. For now, it seems that plan will not work.
Without the decision to enter a rehab facility, Gordon would have missed the Redskins game this Sunday due to suspension.