Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon opted out of a surgical procedure this off-season that would have potentially fixed nagging toe injury. When asked about his decision by ESPN’s Dan Graziano, Garcon explained that he was concerned he wouldn’t have been able to recover to 100 percent by the time the season started.
Here are Garcon’s thoughts:
It was an easy decision, because the process has never really been gone through by an NFL player to try and come back and play as a receiver where you put all your pressure on the foot you need to have surgery on. If it was something else, it probably would have been a lot easier to say, ‘OK, let’s do it.’ But the foot was so much uncertainty because it’s such a small area, and there wasn’t any real, for-sure research done on it that said it would help and it would cure it. So it was easy for me. I had to go through pain and continue to go through pain until it worked.
Hopefully the decision to forgo the surgery works out well for Garcon and The Greatest Offense Ever.