Washington coach Ron Rivera informed reporters on Monday that Brian Robinson Jr., The Commanders’ third-round selection at No. 98 overall in the 2022 NFL Draft, has received clearance from the team’s medical staff to resume participating in football-related tasks. This development comes in the aftermath of a shooting incident during the preseason, which led to Robinson being placed on the injured reserve list.
Commanders are activating Brian Robinson Jr. “We are going to start his clock, basically,” coach Ron Rivera said. Wednesday opens 21-day window. Robinson has been cleared by doctors 5 weeks since being shot in an attempted robbery.
He will miss the rest of the season, unless he comes back to the lineup in three weeks. Robinson, who was previously seen participating in team drills during practice, will be removed from the injured reserve.
The Sporting News examines Robinson’s timetable for comeback, his ailment, and the potential contribution he could make to the Commanders’ rushing attack in light of that.
RB Brian Robinson, the player for the Commanders, remains in a stable condition after being shot while inside a vehicle, as confirmed by the D.C. Police.
The shooting took place during the period when he was in stable condition, and he was taken to a hospital for surgery. Robinson became the victim when he was shot twice in his lower right leg by two attackers during an armed robbery attempt in late August.
The primary running back for Washington had distinguished himself as the newcomer — who had an impressive season at Alabama with 1,639 yards gained and 16 touchdowns in total — when the injury took place.
After the attempted robbery, he was observed engaging in practice sessions with the team approximately one month later. As a requirement, he had to sit out of at least four games and was subsequently placed on the non-football injury list following the shooting.
Brian Robinson Jr. Running Routes. Amazing.🙌 pic.twitter.com/8T3HI7FIyt
💪💪THE COMEBACK CONTINUES💪💪 Exactly one month ago, @Commanders RB Brian Robinson Jr. was shot twice in his right leg. Today, he was at practice alongside his teammates, going through stretching drills and doing some work on the side field. He has made so much progress! pic.twitter.com/Ep60CqN439
Friday grooves with Brian Robinson and Chase Young. pic.twitter.com/SbaltR9pOL
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Robinson, Washington’s first-string player, has been absent for the first four games of the season due to a non-football injury. The Commanders, ranked 20th in the league, have been averaging approximately 20 fewer rushing yards per game compared to the league average of 100.5 yards per game.
The running back has until Wednesday, Oct. 26 to be activated to the active roster if Rivera and Co. Want him to play in 2022. If he is not activated by Wednesday, he will miss the remainder of the season. Starting on Wednesday, he will now have a 21-day period for Robinson’s removal from IR.
Rivera informed journalists on September 25th that Robinson was on course to make a comeback to participate after the mandatory-four game period.
“I told the reporters, ‘Yes, I mean, we’re liking what we see each time we ramp up something. Dr. Andrews (James) will know that he had no ill effects so far. Without giving you guys a timeline, I hope you know that we’re being honest.'”
Everyone is talking about good news, but there is nothing substantial. Hopefully, they will take a close look at the opportunity and consider the fact that we have injured players on the reserve list and players on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list. Let’s take a look at our team and evaluate. He’s the one we should focus on.
The running back coach, Randy Jordan, echoed Rivera’s sentiments on Friday, stating that Robinson is “on schedule” to resume playing.