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A league source told John Keim of the Washington Examiner that Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon will not require surgery on his foot, and that Garcon should be "100 percent" by next season.
Garcon, who was diagnosed with a plantar plate tear in his right foot, dealt with significant pain throughout the season, and did not have extended time to heal. Because Garcon now has that time and has not been running, it has gotten to a point where his foot is healing properly, and can do so without surgery.
Though playing the 2012 season with the injury did not pose a threat for additional damage to be done, the amount of pain Garcon dealt with hindered his performance early in the season, and the possibility of needing season-ending surgery emerged. But surgery never happened, and after the Redskins Week 10 bye, a healthier and more rested Garcon recorded 480 yards and three touchdowns over the team's final seven regular season games.
The Redskins are also dealing with questions marks on the health of other players, including Robert Griffin III, Fred Davis and Brandon Meriweather. Receiving good news about their 42-million-dollar investment at wide receiver could not have come at a better time.