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Redskins WR Garcon has torn ligament

Image: Pierre Garcon of the Washington Redskins (© Derick E. Hingle/US Presswire)
Redskins WR Pierre Garcon has missed four of Washington's past six games.
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ASHBURN, Va. (AP)

Washington Redskins receiver Pierre Garcon says he has a torn ligament on the bottom of his right foot and he's hoping to avoid surgery.

PAIN TRAIN

Injuries are a part of football, but these players have been hit particularly hard.

Garcon described the injury that's sidelined him for four of Washington's past six games as a ''plantar plate tear'' near his second toe. The plantar plate is a ligament that holds a toe in its joint.

Garcon said Thursday that ''surgery is an option'' that probably would end his season, adding: ''But we don't really want to think about that at all.''

He visited a foot specialist Wednesday.

Garcon only has eight catches for 153 yards this season, his first with the Redskins after signing a $42.5 million, five-year contract as a free agent.

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