Scot McCloughan Punched Wall After Hearing of Josh Doctson Achilles Injury

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistJuly 29, 2016

In this photo taken Sept. 13, 2015, Washington Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan walks on the field before an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, in Landover, Md. After seeing their team unravel following a disputed penalty call in a 28-point loss this season, a couple of veterans on the Redskins, safety Dashon Goldson and nose tackle Terrance “Pot Roast” Knighton thought a players-only meeting would be a good idea.  (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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In an ironic twist, Washington Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan injured his hand after hearing an update regarding the health of first-round draft pick Josh Doctson.

ESPN 980's Chris Cooley (via Michael Phillips of the Richmond Times-Dispatch) explained the circumstances behind McCloughan's injury.

"I said, 'What happened to your hand?'" Cooley recalled on the radio. "He said, when I found out about Doctson—which they thought was going to be much worse, the Doctson injury, apparently it isn't going to be as bad—I punched the wall."

Phillips shared a photo of McCloughan's left hand wrapped up:

michael phillips @michaelpRTD

Scot McCloughan's hand injury. Training camp is rough. https://t.co/SryRXHKFg9

Per John Keim of ESPN.com, Doctson suffered the injury—described as a tweak to his Achilles—back in June. On Thursday, head coach Jay Gruden said that he was going to limit Doctson's workouts at training camp since he's still in the process of recovering, per the team's official Twitter account.

The former TCU Horned Frogs star is going through light individual reps. The Washington Post's Mike Jones posted a short clip:

Mike Jones @ByMikeJones

Doctson doing a little work. https://t.co/6Ssk92WMet

"Today was my first day rehabbing it," Doctson said Thursday, per CSN Mid-Atlantic's JP Finlay. "Definitely further along than I what thought I was going to be. That's definitely a good sign to get back faster."


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