Brian Robinson returns to Commanders facility days after getting shot
By Jerry Trotta
The Washington Commanders’ initial 53-man roster featured a slew of surprises. Perhaps the biggest surprise of them all, though, was Brian Robinson’s inclusion. While it’s still unclear when Robinson will return to action, the fact he’s on the roster is a positive sign for his long-term outlook this season.
A third-round pick out of Alabama in this year’s draft, Robinson was shot multiple times in his lower extremities during an attempted carjacking or robbery Sunday in northeast Washington. He was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries and got released Monday after undergoing surgery to treat his injuries.
What was once a near-tragedy — an all-too familiar one at that — has morphed into a feel-good story for the ages and it continued on that trajectory late Tuesday afternoon when Robinson surprised his coaches at the team facility.
Try to watch this video without being moved to tears.
Commanders RB Brian Robinson is back at the team facility days after getting shot twice and undergoing surgery.
This is truly amazing.
We hate to relive Sunday night, but it was a traumatizing couple hours for the Commanders community. The fact Robinson was reportedly in stable condition helped ease minds, but you can’t help but fear the worst when you read somebody was shot multiple times. It immediately triggered memories of the Sean Taylor tragedy.
How could it not?
Fast forward to Tuesday, however, and Robinson was back fulfilling his rookie duties of getting snacks for the running back room. Seems like running backs coach Randy Jordan put it an order for Oreos and Robinson delivered.
We’re not crying, you’re crying.
We still don’t know when Robinson will return, but that’s the least of our concerns right now. The fact he’s already back in the Commanders facility and sharing laughs with the running back room is nothing short of a miracle.