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Commanders' Brian Robinson Released from Hospital After Being Shot in Robbery Attempt

Tim Daniels@@TimDanielsBRFeatured Columnist IVAugust 30, 2022

Brian Robinson (Katherine Frey/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Washington Commanders running back Brian Robinson was released from the hospital Monday after being treated for two gunshot wounds following an attempted robbery Sunday.

ESPN's John Keim reported Tuesday that Robinson will meet with Commanders team doctors to determine the "extent of his rehabilitation" and whether he could play during the 2022 season.

Robinson later made an appearance at the Commanders' facility:

Washington Commanders @Commanders

We’re all excited to have <a href="https://twitter.com/BrianR_4?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@BrianR_4</a> back in the building 💛 <a href="https://t.co/xDDbCychdM">pic.twitter.com/xDDbCychdM</a>

Washington head coach Ron Rivera visited the rookie running back in the hospital and sounded an optimistic tone about his recovery Monday.

"The doctors were very positive with him and he was very positive as well," Rivera told reporters. "He's very fortunate. He's doing well. It will be a matter of time before he's back out here. There's no timeline, but everything was very positive."

He noted the team could place Robinson on the non-football injury list, which would require a four-game absence, and then evaluate his progress.

"It's just about the healing process, and once he's well enough to get on the field, doctors have to clear him and we'll go from there," Rivera said. "Everything is positive so far."

Robinson posted a message on his Instagram story Monday after undergoing surgery:

Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

From Brian Robinson’s IG <a href="https://t.co/xooapdtAps">https://t.co/xooapdtAps</a> <a href="https://t.co/SerOFWK2QX">pic.twitter.com/SerOFWK2QX</a>

The Commanders running back was confronted by two teenage boys carrying guns who attempted to rob him, per NBC Washington.

"Our victim in this case began to struggle with one of the suspects, was able to actually wrestle a firearm away from one of the suspects, and he was shot twice by the second suspect," Robert Contee, chief of the Metropolitan Police Department, said.

Police have continued to search for the suspects.

DC Police Department @DCPoliceDept

MPD seeks assistance in locating suspects and a vehicle in an Assault with Intent to Rob while Armed (Gun) offense that occurred on Sunday, August 28, 2022, in the 1000 blk of H Street, NE.<br><br>Have info? Call (202) 727-9099/text 50411 <br><br>Release: <a href="https://t.co/8C4KMpH1oZ">https://t.co/8C4KMpH1oZ</a> <a href="https://t.co/GDojfaESWb">pic.twitter.com/GDojfaESWb</a>

Washington selected Robinson, 23, out of the University of Alabama in the third round of the 2022 NFL draft. He won two national championships during his time with the Crimson Tide.

He was likely to fill the No. 3 spot in the backfield behind Antonio Gibson and J.D. McKissic. Jonathan Williams and Jaret Patterson are potential replacements for the depth role.

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