Washington Commanders rookie running back Brian Robinson Jr. appears to be making his NFL regular season debut Sunday, just six weeksduring a robbery attempt in Washington, DC
The Commanders announced Saturday that 23-year-old Robinson has been activated from the non-football injury list, meaning he can play Sunday when the 1-3 Commanders host the Tennessee Titans. sources told CBS Sports NFL insider Jonathan Jones, who Robinson is expected to play against.
Robinson trained with the team Thursday, his first practice session since the shooting.
“It was beautiful,” Robinson said of his first day back. “Just getting back on the field, having fun, being back with my coaches and my team, it’s just been a beautiful day for me.”
Head coach Ron Rivera said Robinson was looking solid in training and was relieved to see no hesitation.
“It was good to have him out there,” Rivera said. “He still has a lot to do. Conditioning will be an issue, that’s for sure.”
According to DC police, on August 28, Robinson was shot twice in the right leg by two suspects in northeast Washington. The bullets missed every ligament and bone in Robinson’s right knee.
No arrests were made in the case. Police have released surveillance photos of the two suspects.
Robinson, a third-round pick from Alabama, impressed so much in training camp and preseason that he was expected to be Washington’s running back before shooting.