Days ago, Washington Commanders running back Brian Robinson underwent successful surgery for his injuries in the glute and the lower leg.
He was rushed to the hospital after he was shot multiple times after an attempted robbery.
While the injuries are non-life threatening, it’s still a relief that the worst is over for him.
Now, he can work his way into recovery before competing on the field.
However, he will have to wait for his opportunity because the Commanders would like him to take it easy.
No one is rushing Brian Robinson. He won't be on the field until he's ready. But considering the original thought after he was first shot, this is an incredible outcome. https://t.co/Sk2aJgS4XK
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 1, 2022
NFL Network national insider Ian Rapoport tweeted, “The #Commanders are placing RB Brian Robinson on the reserve/non-football injury list after he was shot twice while being the victim of a robbery, sources say. This takes the pressure off him to recover within the first 4 weeks. No timeline. But a chance he’s ready by Week 5.”
Aside from the physical pain, Robinson could be dealing with emotional distress after the incident.
Therefore, the team hopes that he could be back in action by next month, ideally in Week 5 when the Commanders face the Tennessee Titans at home.
Commanders team owners Dan and Tanya Snyder, president Jason Wright, and head coach Ron Rivera visited him at the hospital.
Team physician Dr. Anthony Casolaro and clinical psychologist Dr. Barbara Roberts also looked after him.
Robinson’s High School And College Football Career
The Alabama native played for Hillcrest High School and was regarded as a four-star recruit.
Choosing the Crimson Tide was a no-brainer, and he went on to play for five years.
In his final year at Tuscaloosa, he became a First-Team All-SEC member after finishing the season with 1,343 yards and 14 touchdowns.
He also won two national championships with the Crimson Tide.
Washington selected him in round three of the 2022 NFL Draft, 97 spots behind top overall selection Travon Walker.NEXT: Brian Robinson Comments On His Recovery