RICHMOND -- Josh Doctson missed almost his entire rookie year with Achilles injuries, so when news emerged that the third-year wideout got an MRI on his Achilles, it obviously alarmed Redskins fans.
For Jay Gruden, it's not.
"Josh is fine, he just had an MRI on his Achilles just to get it checked out and he’s fine," the Redskins head coach said on Wednesday.
Gruden addressed the media at the Bon Secours Training Center as the Redskins opened 2018 training camp, and Doctson's health was one of the first topics addressed. The MRI revealed no damage, and Doctson cleared his conditioning test.
Pressed if even a precautionary MRI seemed alarming, Gruden said no, that Doctson was fine.
"Is that alarming? No, nothing showed up so why would it be alarming? We’re good," Gruden said.
Beyond the Achilles injuries that cost him his rookie season, Doctson also suffered a hamstring injury during training camp in 2017. In fact, the Redskins never offered a specific diagnosis on Doctson's Achilles issues from 2016 either.
The good news is that Gruden sounded adamant Doctson is fine, and that the receiver cleared his conditioning test on Thursday.
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