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Redskins' Garcon still dealing with with foot injury

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Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon will continue to be sidelined indefinitely with a plantar plate tear in his right foot.

Garcon visited a specialist Wednesday in Charlotte, N.C., who diagnosed the soft-tissue injury that causes pain when he pushes off on the foot, The Washington Times reported.

"We don't know what's going to happen with Pierre," coach Mike Shanahan said. "I'm taking this day by day, listen to the doctors, see what they recommend, and obviously I'm not going to force somebody to play if the doctors don't think he is ready or Pierre doesn't feel like he's ready."

The injury has limited Garcon to three games this season, with his best outing in the opener with four catches for 109 yards and a touchdown.

The Redskins (3-4) have two games to go before their bye week and earlier reports indicated Garcon might not return until after the bye.

Shanahan said that scenario could be a possibility. For now, Garcon is staying off the foot with the hope that rest will aid his recovery.

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