- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 1, 2018

RICHMOND, Virginia — Josh Doctson is being evaluated for a shoulder injury after the Redskins wide receiver left Wednesday’s practice early with the team’s training staff.

Doctson was hurt when he collided with cornerback Josh Norman in the end zone. Both were making a play for the ball and they awkwardly fell to the ground. While Norman got up, Doctson remained on the field, hunched over, and was slow to get up.

“I think he came down on his shoulder,” Norman said. “I wasn’t trying to do anything. It’s just tough, man. That’s why you wanna go for the ball. … We for sure can’t let him go down like that. It was a tough situation, man. It really was.”

If Doctson misses time, the injury would be the latest setback for the 25-year-old. In 2016, he missed all but two games of his rookie season with an Achilles injury. He also nursed a hamstring injury last year in training camp, causing him to miss a week. And before this year’s camp opened, Doctson underwent an MRI to check his Achilles — though the results came back fine.

Doctson, though, was off to an encouraging start through the first few days of camp this year. He had routinely made dazzling catches and appeared to be on the same page with quarterback Alex Smith.



Last year, Doctson had 35 catches for 502 yards and six touchdowns. 

The Redskins public relations staff said coach Jay Gruden will provide a further update regarding Doctson on Thursday.

In a tweet, Doctson said ‘I’m good’ along with a prayer hands emoji.

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