Brian Robinson Discharged From Hospital; Commanders Optimistic About Potential Return As He Makes Initial 53-Man Roster

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Washington Commanders rookie running back Brian Robinson Jr. was shot multiple times in an attempted carjacking this week, according to police. Robinson’s injuries were reportedly non-life-threatening and he is in stable condition. Wednesday, reports emerged that Robinson was released from the hospital and has made the initial 53-man roster for the Commanders.

The police say Robinson suffered “a couple gunshot wounds to his lower extremities.” Robinson initially had his wounds treated at the scene by paramedics before being transported to a local hospital. Reports emerged alleging that the bullets struck his glute and lower leg. Robinson posted on his Instagram account that his surgery “went well.”

Commanders Head Coach Ron Rivera spoke to media reporters on Monday, stating that the doctors have been “very positive” with Robinson, and are very optimistic regarding his recovery process.

Robinson is a 23 year- old rookie who played four seasons at Alabama. He was first team all SEC and the Cotton Bowl Classic MVP in 2021. He also won two national championships in 2017 and 2021. He was selected by the Commanders in the third round and is currently signed to a four-year rookie contract. Robinson was in a competition with Antonio Gibson to be the starting running back for the Commanders. Washington’s first game is September 11th vs the Jaguars.

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