Commanders Rookie Running Back Brian Robinson Heading Back To Play After Being Shot

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After being shot in the knee and glute on August 28th in an attempted carjacking, Washington Commanders rookie running back Brian Robinson is expected to return to action as soon as week five.

While it is unsure if Robinson will indeed play in week five, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network is reporting that his return is expected sooner rather than later. If activated, Robinson will be able to practice and be with the team and compete in his full capacity.

Two bullets hit the Commanders rookie in August and luckily, he avoided life-threatening damage and is expected to make a full recovery. Once he eventually is taken off of the non-football injury list, he can start doing football activities with his teammates. He has been rehabbing on his own since the injury but now will get to play with his teammates for the first time since the preseason.

Before the injury, Robinson was in a preseason running back battle with now starter Antonio Gibson. Robinson was going to be a featured aspect of the Commanders offense. Gibson currently leads Washington in rushing in the first four weeks with 40 carries for 124 yards and two touchdowns. Robinson will likely return in a limited snap plan until he gets fully healthy to play.

Robinson was a third-round pick in this year’s draft by the Commanders out of Alabama. As a Crimson Tide, Robinson was a part of the 2017 and 2020 National Champions. In 2021, he was first team all SEC and was the Cotton Bowl MVP. He signed a four-year rookie contract with Washington following the draft. Robinson will be eligible to be taken off of the non-football injury list when the Commanders face the Tennessee Titans.

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