A few days ago, Washington Commanders running back Brian Robinson underwent successful surgery for his gluteal and lower leg injuries.
He was rushed to hospital after being shot multiple times after an attempted robbery.
Although the injuries are not life threatening, it is still a relief that the worst is over for him.
Now he can work his way to recovery before competing on the field.
However, he will have to wait for his opportunity as the commanders would like him to take it easy.
No one is rushing Brian Robinson. He won’t be on the pitch until he’s ready. But considering the original thinking after being shot for the first time, it’s an amazing result. https://t.co/Sk2aJgS4XK
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 1, 2022
National NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport tweeted: “#Commanders place RB Brian Robinson on reserve/non-football injured list after he was shot twice while robbed, according to sources. It takes the pressure off him to recover in the first 4 weeks. No timeline. But a chance he’ll be ready by week 5.”
Besides the physical pain, Robinson could face emotional distress after the incident.
Therefore, the team hopes he can be back in action by next month, ideally in Week 5 when the Commanders take on the Tennessee Titans at home.
Team owners Commanders Dan and Tanya Snyder, President Jason Wright and Head Coach Ron Rivera visited him in the hospital.
He was also cared for by team physician, Dr. Anthony Casolaro, and clinical psychologist, Dr. Barbara Roberts.
Robinson’s high school and college football career
The Alabama native played for Hillcrest High School and was considered a four-star recruit.
Choosing the Crimson Tide was a no-brainer, and he continued playing for five years.
During his senior year at Tuscaloosa, he made the All-SEC first team 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 the third round of the 2022 NFL Draft, 97 spots behind top overall pick Travon Walker.