The Washington Commanders placed rookie running back Brian Robinson on the reserve/non-football injury list after he was shot in the glute and the lower leg before the season started.
While he underwent surgery for those injuries, the team did not rush his return.
Robinson is recovering on his own timeline, given the physical and emotional stress he went through.
But it’s comforting to know that Robinson is already spending some time on the field.
— NFL (@NFL) September 15, 2022
The NFL’s official Twitter account tweeted, “Great to see Brian Robinson practicing again.”
It includes a short video wherein he was doing some moves with the speed and agility ladder.
While it’s obvious that he is still favoring his right leg, he was quick in completing the ladder’s length.
There is no definite timetable for Robinson’s first taste of NFL action.
But given that he is on the reserve list, he could start playing by Week 5 of the 2022 season.
The Commanders selected Robinson in the third round of the 2022 NFL Draft.
He won two national championships with Alabama and was First-Team All-SEC in 2021.
Robinson was also the MVP of the 2021 Cotton Bowl.
Robinson Will Fight For Playing Time
As soon as he gets cleared to play, it won’t be a stroll in the park for Robinson in terms of seeing minutes on the field.
He will have to compete against Antonio Gibson, who had 130 yards from scrimmage in their Week 1 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
It wouldn’t be easy to unseat Gibson, especially after an impressive performance.
Speaking of time, Robinson will go through the recovery process, no matter how long it takes.
He will have his chances once the team doctors clear him to suit up.