Commanders Running Back Now Off Crutches After Being Shot

Just a few weeks ago, Washington Commanders running back Brian Robinson was shot in an attempted carjacking, but thankfully, none of the injuries sustained were life threatening, and many hoped that he could return to the football field sometime during the 2022/23 NFL season. Now, just days away from the season opener, Head Coach Ron Rivera has told the media that Robinson is off crutches, and the swelling around his injuries has gone down significantly, which has happened a lot quicker than many expected.

Robinson was placed on the NFI (Non Football Injury) list after the incident occurred, which means he will miss the first 4 weeks of the season, but according to Rivera, there is the potential that he returns after that. Nothing is set in stone as of yet, and ultimately, everyone around the organization and the NFL just hopes that he can return at some point and get healthy after a devastating incident, but all the news coming out of Washington right now is seemingly positive.

Robinson shined in his limited time during the pre-season, but with Antonio Gibson and J.D. McKissic on the roster, it's hard to see where Robinson fits in ahead of the 2022/23 season, but whether he gets a starting role or has to earn his minutes, everyone is just glad he is going to be healthy ahead of what looks to be a promising NFL career.

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