By Tarik El-Bashir
Pierre Garçon was limited in practice Wednesday, but the Redskins wide receiver said he's making significant strides toward returning from the right foot injury that's sidelined him the past two games.
“There was a lot of progress,” Garçon said in his first public comments since getting hurt in New Orleans. “It’s coming along very well. It’s very frustrating but it’s part of football.”
Garçon cut hard and ran routes during the first half hour of Wednesday’s session, which is the only part of practice that's open to the media. Last week, he did little more than stretch and jog during the open portion of practice.
Garçon revealed that he was injured on his 88-yard touchdown run but it was not the result of contact from a defender.
“It happened just from running,” he said.
Garçon said he does not know if he’ll be able to suit up Sunday in Tampa Bay, but he did acknowledge that the injury is taking much longer to heal than he had orginally anticipated.
“I didn’t know at all what kind of injury it was,” Garçon added. “It is nagging a lot more than anyone expected or wanted it to. As you know, football is a game of injuries.”