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Pierre Garcon Injury Updates

49ers WR Pierre Garcon (shoulder, knee) is listed as doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Cardinals. WR Dante Pettis, meanwhile, isn’t on the final injury report after missing the past 3 games with a knee injury. The rookie is worth monitoring but can’t be trusted in Week 8 fantasy lineups.

49ers WR Pierre Garcon (shoulder, knee) is questionable for Sunday’s game against the Rams. He played through these injuries last Monday night and should be fine for this weekend. But he remains just a low-upside WR4. WR Dante Pettis (knee) has been ruled out.

49ers WR Pierre Garcon suffered a shoulder injury in the 1st half of Sunday's game against the Cardinals and is questionable to return. San Francisco is already without WRs Marquise Goodwin and Dante Pettis, leaving Kendrick Bourne and slot man Trent Taylor.

UPDATE: Garcon returned in the 2nd quarter.

49ers WR Marquise Goodwin is considered questionable for Week 5 after suffering quad and hamstring injuries in Sunday's loss to the Chargers, according to insider Nick Wagoner. Goodwin battled through the injuries in that one, but we'll see what he's able to do in practice this week. With WR Dante Pettis (knee) out, the 'Niners could be down to WRs Pierre Garcon, Trent Taylor and Kendrick Bourne vs. the Cardinals this weekend.

We finally have some details on the neck injury that sent 49ers WR Pierre Garcon to IR in October. Per insider Matt Maiocco, Garcon suffered a "non-displaced fracture of the C-5 pedicle" in his neck. It's an injury that usually takes 8 weeks to recover from. Garcon is expected to be a full-go for the offseason program. He tallied 40 catches for 500 yards in 8 outings this past year -- none of those coming with QB Jimmy Garoppolo. Garcon might again be a strong WR3 value in fantasy drafts this summer.

The Niners have placed WR Pierre Garcon on IR with the neck injury he suffered Sunday at Philadelphia. GM John Lynch said in a Thursday radio interview that Garcon will not be a candidate to return this season. That leaves Marquise Goodwin and Aldrick Robinson as the team's top 2 WRs. It's a passing game to avoid in fantasy. Garcon will be heading into his age-32 season in 2018, with a dead-cap number likely too big to make him a cut candidate. We'll see if the neck injury factors into any retirement consideration.

49ers WR Pierre Garcon (neck) did not practice on Wednesday. We still don't have any details on his injury, but he's clearly in danger of missing this weekend's game against the Cardinals. We'll see if Garcon is able to get on the field on Thursday.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (shoulder) is "likely" to miss Week 11. "Not good," a source said of Jackson's rotator cuff injury. Jamison Crowder and Pierre Garcon will serve as Washington's top 2 WRs for however long D-Jax is out. Those guys will be more attractive fantasy plays next week against the Packers than today against the Vikings.

Washington WR DeSean Jackson missed practice for the 2nd straight day Thursday, as he deals with a shoulder injury. We'll see if he can get back onto the field Friday and what HC Jay Gruden says about the situation heading into the weekend. Jackson's absence would help the target outlooks for WR Pierre Garcon and WR Jamison Crowder -- especially with TE Jordan Reed also not yet cleared.

Redskins insider Mike Jones has WR Josh Doctson (Achilles) opening the season on the PUP list in his latest 53-man roster projection. That'd cost the rookie the first 6 games. Doctson missed most of the spring and all of training camp so far with first a foot and then an Achilles injury. Last we heard, he was still in a walking boot. Perhaps Doctson carves out a role later on this year, but he won't be an early-season fantasy factor. DeSean Jackson, Pierre Garcon and Jamison Crowder will open as Washington's top 3 WRs.

Washington WR DeSean Jackson is expected to miss 3-4 weeks with a strained hamstring. D-Jax suffered the injury early in Week 1 and was held off the stat sheet. Pierre Garcon now becomes a strong WR3 candidate, while Jordan Reed retains a high TE1 ceiling. Jackson, of course, is worth holding on to.

The Tampa Bay defense could be without CB Alterraun Verner and DE Michael Johnson again in Week 11. Verner is questionable after putting in 3 limited practices this week with the hamstring injury that cost him Week 10. We'll keep an eye on his game status, but Verner will make for a risky IDP play even if he starts. Johnson also missed Week 10 but seems likely to return Sunday after putting in full practices Thursday and Friday this week. The Tampa team D isn't worth a fantasy look no matter who's in or out. Missing Verner would only further enhance an already positive passing matchup for Washington QB Robert Griffin and his WRs.

Washington WR Pierre Garcon returned to the field Saturday after missing the previous 2 workouts and the preseason opener against the Patriots.  Garcon has been dealing with a hamstring strain but has downplayed the injury.  The relatively quick return this last time seems to indicate that he should be fine for the regular season -- barring re-injury at any point, of course.  We're not adjusting Garcon's fantasy outlook at this point.  Draft him as you planned to before any hamstring trouble set in.

Redskins WR Pierre Garcon will miss Thursday's preseason game against New England with a hamstring injury. HC Jay Gruden called his injury “minor,” so there’s no cause for concern. DeSean Jackson is unlikely to play in the Thursday night tilt as well after tweaking his ankle in Wednesday’s practice. The 2014 fantasy outlook for both players remains unaffected.

Washington WR Pierre Garcon sat out Tuesday's joint practice with the Patriots to rest his sore hamstring.  He originally suffered the injury July 28 and missed a few days of workouts but had returned before Tuesday.  “Just being precautious,” Garcon said (making up a word), via “If it was a game today, I would have been able to play.”  No word yet on whether Garcon will play in Thursday's preseason opener against New England.  We'll be keeping an eye on his hammy situation, but it doesn't seem like an issue that should push him down your fantasy football draft board at this point.

Redskins insider Rich Campbell notes that WR Pierre Garcon is "showing no signs of last year’s foot injury or the offseason labrum surgery."  Garcon has drawn consistent positive reviews since camp opened.  Durability is the only real concern here.  Garcon missed 6 games last year but finished 24th in fantasy points per game among WRs.  He'll continue to move up our WR rankings if he stays healthy over the next month.

Redskins beat writer Zac Boyer notes that WR Pierre Garcon is making all the difficult plays look easy thus far in camp.  Boyer adds that "there has been no more reliable receiver on the team in the 4 days of practice."  Garcon is claiming to be pain-free from the problematic foot injury that cost him significant playing time last year.  Camp observers have been quick to confirm that the 5th-year pro looks healthy and nimble.  QB Robert Griffin could help get Garcon get back into the WR2 discussion if the tandem avoids any setbacks by Week 1.  Until then, Garcon remains a risk/reward WR3.

Redskins WR Pierre Garcon is changing his footwear this season to help cope with his nagging right foot problem.  "It's coming along, I'm getting special shoes made by Russell (Athletic) so they're helping me out with that," Garcon said.  "And (I) continue to go along with the process of rehabbing, but it's an everyday ongoing process. I have to learn a lot about my foot and how I run and things like that with all these injuries, but it's getting better."   We'll be keeping a close eye on Garcon to see how he's running this summer.  His upside is obvious as Washington's clear-cut #1 WR.  He went off for 109 yards and a score in his Redskins debut last year.  And he was fantasy's 13th-best WR over the final 6 weeks of the season.  The whole foot thing gives us the heebie jeebies, though.  Garcon has admitted that he might never get back to 100%.  Fantasy owners would be wise to only consider drafting him as a WR3 this summer.  There's simply too much risk to rely on him as anything more than that.

Redskins WR Pierre Garcon avoided surgery this offseason on the right foot that bothered him all last year.  It turns out he underwent shoulder surgery instead.  The injury to Garcon's labrum occurred in Washington's playoff loss to the Seahawks.  The procedure was considered minor and Garcon is already able to catch passes off to the side of practice.  “I think Pierre, his rehab has been unbelievable,” HC Mike Shanahan said Thursday. “Anytime you get operated on like he did and you’re able to come back as quickly as he has, I was watching him this morning in the weight room and he was lifting weights that he shouldn’t be able to lift. And he feels very comfortable, and it’s been a slow process. But he’s in excellent shape, so I’ll be surprised if he’s not full-speed, ready to go once we go to training camp.”  We'll be keeping a close eye on Garcon this summer.  In addition to the shoulder, there's concern that the foot problem will linger.  Garcon has played all 16 games in just 1 of his 5 NFL seasons.

Washington WR Pierre Garcon told NFL Network the following on Thursday about his recovery from last year's foot injury: “I’ll be healthy enough to play. I can’t say I’ll be 100 percent, but I’ll be back out there helping the team in any way possible.”  That's not super encouraging.  Garcon had trouble getting back on the field and staying there last year after initially suffering the injury in Week 1.  He played in just 10 games, ranked 4th among his team's wideouts in total snaps and caught only 44 passes.  Garcon did play every game from Week 11 on and performed well.  He surpassed 80 yards in 4 of the final 6 outings and scored 3 of his 4 TDs for the season.  We'll see how things go this summer, but we'll likely temper any optimism for Garcon's 2nd year in Washington.  Of course, it doesn't help that his QB is coming off a January ACL tear.


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