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Commanders' Brian Robinson released from hospital after being shot in attempted robbery; team optimistic he'll play this season

Aug 30, 2022

Washington Commanders rookie running back Brian Robinson was released from the hospital on Monday after sustaining non-life-threatening injuries when he was shot twice in an armed robbery attempt the day prior.

Robinson, 23, shared a photo on his Instagram story that "surgery went well." Commanders head coach Ron River told reporters on Monday the doctors have been "very positive with him" and all are optimistic about his recovery and healing process. With his health stable, the conversation shifted to his return to the field.

The former Alabama standout will meet with the team's doctors on Tuesday at the team facility to work on a rehabilitation plan, ESPN's John Keim reported. Rivera and the team are optimistic he will play this season.

Robinson was drafted in the third round and was expected to play a significant role in the run game following a career-high 1,343 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns with Alabama. Rivera said he and running backs coach Randy Jordan were watching film of him when they received the call.

Source: Yahoo Sports

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