McCloughan arrived at training camp sporting a hand wrap courtesy of the Achilles' tendon soreness that kept Doctson out of organized team activities sessions in May.
"I said, 'What happened to your hand?'" Cooley recalled Friday, via the Richmond Times-Dispatch. "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.'"
"I thought he was playing around, but he was being for real," Doctson said. "You know, it's just what they believe I can do. They trust me."
The Redskins eschewed more dire team needs in the first round of the draft because they couldn't resist Doctson's talent as the best player available.
"If you had talked to me before the draft," McCloughan acknowledged in early May, "I would never thought that would happen."
It's easy to understand the general manager's frustration upon hearing the original report from a team doctor. Now that his chosen one is deemed day-to-day rather than lost for the season, though, McCloughan can afford to laugh off his own injury.
Asked about the incident after Friday's walkthrough, McCloughan pointed at Doctson and quipped, "It's this guy's fault."