The Washington Commanders assigned rookie running back Brian Robinson to the reserve/non-football injury list after he was shot during an attempted robbery.
While the injuries were non-life threatening, the team allowed him to recover on his own timeline because he dealt with physical and emotional stress.
He started to make his way back by conducting drills to boost his speed and agility.
But after Week 4 of the 2022 NFL season, Commanders fans will see more of Robinson as he returns to practice.
RB Brian Robinson Jr. has officially been designated to return to practice
— Washington Commanders (@Commanders) October 5, 2022
The Commanders selected Robinson in the third round of the 2022 NFL Draft.
He also received visits from team co-owners Dan and Tanya Snyder and president Jason Wright during his time at the hospital.
Team physician Dr. Anthony Casolaro, clinical psychologist Dr. Barbara Roberts, and head coach Ron Rivera also paid a visit.
Competing In A Loaded Backfield
The Alabama native played for Hillcrest High School and went on to play college football under head coach Nick Saban.
Robinson won two national championships with the Crimson Tide and was First-Team All-SEC in 2021.
He also set a school record with 204 rushing yards in last year’s Cotton Bowl.
Gibson leads the way with 173 yards and two touchdowns.
Meanwhile, McKissic has 65 rushing yards.
The Commanders hope that Robinson can be another spark from the backfield because they need a boost after losing in three of their first four games.
They are ranked 21st in rushing yards, averaging 100.5 yards per game.
Washington is also tied for 20th in points, dishing out 18.3 per game.
Robinson can make his debut as early as Week 5 when the Commanders face the Tennessee Titans.NEXT: The Commanders May Already Be Doomed For Week 4