Since being selected in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft, Washington receiver Josh Doctson has struggled to stay healthy. On Wednesday during practice at camp, the talented young player once again suffered an injury and had to go straight into the locker room.
According to Grant Paulsen of NBC Sports Washington, Doctson made a diving catch in the end zone when cornerback Josh Norman came down on him. He was “clearly in pain having chest/shoulder looked at,” per Paulsen, who noted Doctson was cursing as he grabbed at his upper body.
An Achilles injury kept Doctson from playing much at all during his rookie season. Last year he appeared in all 16 games for Washington, catching 35 passes for 502 yards and six touchdowns.
He’s been reportedly one of Alex Smith’s favorite targets this offseason and early in training camp. Needless to say, another injury that keeps him off the field for any prolonged period of time would be a big blow to Doctson personally, and for the offense as a whole.