Washington Redskins rookie Josh Doctson will remain sidelined at least another week or two because of an Achilles injury suffered in late May, according to multiple sources. But there is a sense that his left foot is improving and there’s still hope that he’ll be ready for the season opener.
Doctson injured his Achilles in an organized team activity session on May 25 and was placed on the physically unable to perform list before training camp.
The Redskins had said two weeks ago that they had hoped Doctson would return within one to two weeks. Since then, he’s been limited to mostly catching passes, which is why the new timetable comes as no surprise. Once his foot is healthy, Doctson would then have to work himself into playing shape. Last week, Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan told SiriusXM NFL Radio the injury is “not going to be a long-term thing.”