It appears that Washington Commanders rookie running back Brian Robinson Jr. will likely make his NFL regular-season debut on Sunday, just six weeks awayin an attempted robbery in Washington, DC
The Commanders announced Saturday that the 23-year-old Robinson has been activated from the non-football injured list, meaning he will be eligible to play Sunday when the 1-3 Commanders host the Tennessee Titans. Sources said CBS Sports NFL Insider Jonathan Jones who Robinson should play.
Robinson practiced with the team Thursday, his first practice since the shooting.
“It was beautiful,” Robinson said of his first day back. “Just getting back on the field, having fun, being around my coaches and the team again, it was just a beautiful day for me.”
Head coach Ron Rivera said Robinson looked solid in practice and was relieved he didn’t see any hesitation.
“It was good to have him there,” Rivera said. “He still has a bit of a way to go. The air conditioning will be a question, that’s for sure.”
On August 28, D.C. police say Robinson was shot twice in the right leg by two suspects in a Northeast Washington neighborhood. The bullets missed all the ligaments and bones in Robinson’s right knee.
No arrests have been made in the case. The police released surveillance photos of the two suspects.
Robinson, a third-round pick out of Alabama, impressed so much in training camp and the preseason that he was expected to start for Washington before the shooting.