By Chris Lingebach

WASHINGTON — Redskins rookie wide receiver Josh Doctson’s absence has been one of the stranger occurrences of this preseason.

The Redskins’ first-round pick has been nursing a sore left Achilles, with no apparent timetable for a return. His injury has confounded the Redskins’ coaching staff and top brass alike. At one point this summer, after receiving a faulty report indicating Docston may miss the entire season, general manager Scot McCloughan responded with his fist, hurting his hand punching a wall. That actually happened.

Even after Doctson had missed all of training camp, it was only last week that head coach Jay Gruden offered this nebulous outlook: “I have total expectation that [Doctson is] going to be ready for Week 1, possibly the fourth preseason game.”

But Docston left little doubt in providing his latest injury update, announcing on Twitter Monday, ” Sorry for the wait… but it’s finally go time!”

With Washington’s season opener in 14 days, it remains unclear if Doctson will be up to speed in time, but that prospect just got a whole lot brighter.

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