RICHMOND - When Josh Doctson spent the bulk of Sunday's afternoon practice in the trainer's tent at Redskins training camp, things looked bad. As he limped off the field without talking to the media, things looked bad.
When Jay Gruden spoke Monday afternoon about the severity of Doctson's injury, things didn't look nearly as bad.
Gruden revealed that the Redskins conducted an MRI on Doctson's hamstring and it revealed a slight pull. He will simply be day-to-day, thought he seems highly unlikely to play Thursday night in the preseason opener against the Ravens (coverage starts on CSN at 6 p.m.).
After missing nearly all of his rookie season in 2016, Doctson was enjoying a breakout camp. He routinely made impressive catches and seemed to be emerging as the atheltic, rangy wideout the Redskins expected when they drafted him in the first round last year.
Speaking about Doctson, the Redskins coach did allow that severity of hamstring injuries can be tricky and that the team will look at the situation with the long-term in mind. Considering that, and the injury history from last season, it would not be a surprise to see very little of Doctson in the preseason, and unlikely in either of the first two exhibition games.
With Doctson now on the mend, he joins Jamison Crowder and Jordan Reed as starting caliber receiving weapons not on the practice field. Reed's toe injury remains the most severe, as the star tight end is on the PUP list, and Crowder has returned to individual drills while working through his own hamstring issues.
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