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Plantar Plate Tear

Plantar Plate Tear: Redskins Pierre Garcon's Toe Injury

Neal M. Blitz, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S. | Posted 12.29.2012 | Sports
Neal M. Blitz, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.

Redskins wide receiver Peirre Garcon sustained a ligament injury of the second toe, and is reported to specifically have a plantar plate tear. This is no ordinary ligament injury as the the plantar plate is a thick ligament-like pad beneath the toe that stabilizes the toe.