Commanders rookie Brian Robinson Jr. shot in attempted robbery, sources say.
According to NFL Media and NBC Sports Washington, rookie running back Brian Robinson Jr. was wounded several times as the victim of an attempted robbery only one day after sitting out the Commanders' last preseason game in expectation of a significant part in the regular season. According to ESPN, Robinson, a third-round draught selection this spring out of Alabama, is stable following an alleged carjacking attempt but has non-life threatening injuries.
According to Tom Pelissero, 23-year-old Robinson was shot at least twice in the lower body during the attempted robbery and is currently hospitalized. His on-field fate is yet unknown.
In his five years with the Crimson Tide, Robinson won two national titles and over 1,400 running yards as a starter in 2021 and moved on to the NFL.Because of Robinson's injury, pass-catching specialist and veteran J.D. McKissic will likely see an increase in touches alongside Gibson.
Even though veteran Antonio Gibson was coming off a 1,000-yard season, Robinson emerged as the clear front-runner for Washington's primary running back position this summer. During training camp, he and Gibson took turns as the first-team ball-carrier for the Commanders, and he ended up with 16 touches in the first two preseason games. He was anticipated to join Gibson as a regular complement in the run-and-pass games at the start of 2022.