Wide receiver Pierre Garcon received clearance to practice fully when the Washington Redskins report to Richmond for training camp next week, a person with knowledge of the situation said Thursday.
Garcon, who earlier this offseason had surgery to repair the labrum in his right shoulder, had a checkup with Dr. James Andrews earlier this week and received a clean bill of health.
Garcon missed all of Washington’s offseason practices while recovering from the shoulder surgery. But he worked on the side with quarterback Robert Griffin III, catching passes from the quarterback during each offseason practice session.
Garcon opted not to have surgery on his problematic toe because doctors couldn’t give him assurance that the procedure would correct the injury. He has worn inserts in his shoe to help support the toe and is expected to wear a custom-made shoe this coming season.
It's the toe that has us worried about Garcon. Not counting his abbreviated return in Week 4 and Week 5 (4-44 combined) or his first game "back" in Week 11, Garcon posted 5.1-66-0.5 in eight other games (including the playoffs). That equates to #19 WR numbers. Garcon has already said that his foot won't be 100%, so that's a red flag to consider.