Washington Commanders running back Brian Robinson was rushed to the hospital after he was shot multiple times Sunday after an attempted robbery.
According to the team’s spokesperson, he suffered non-threatening injuries.
Rivera shared some words regarding their visit with Robinson.
Ron Rivera after a visit to the hospital. https://t.co/lIkbfyJARj
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 29, 2022
He tweeted, “I just got done visiting w/Brian. He is in good spirits and wanted me to thank everyone for their kind words, prayers & support. He wants his teammates to know he appreciates them all for reaching out, and he loves them all & will be back soon doing what he does best.”
Metro Police Department director of communications Dustin Sternbeck shared that the incident happened around 6 p.m. ET.
Robinson suffered gunshot wounds in his lower extremities when the police arrived at the scene.
The Commanders selected Robinson in the third round of the 2022 NFL Draft.
He won two national championships with the Alabama Crimson Tide, one in 2017 and the other in 2020.
He was also First-Team All-SEC in 2021 and was the MVP of the Cotton Bowl after rushing for 204 yards.
That number is Alabama’s school record for a bowl game.
The 23-year-old running back is an Alabama native who went to high school at Hillcrest.
Washington Commanders Depth Chart
For now, Robinson’s return is indefinite.
But once he returns, he would like to compete for playing time in a stacked backfield depth chart.
Antonio Gibson will likely be the team’s starting running back for Week 1 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Last season, Gibson had 1,037 yards and seven touchdowns.