SI - Commanders rookie Brian Robinson Jr. took another inspiring step forward on his road to recovery Thursday less than three weeks after the running back was shot during a suspected armed robbery attempt.
Robinson, who was shot twice in the leg on Aug. 28, returned to the practice field for the first time since in the incident. The third-round pick in this year’s NFL draft participated in individual drills on the sidelines and showed he’s already making impressive strides courtesy of a video shared on social media showing him participating in agility drills.
Thursday’s encouraging update comes just two weeks after Robinson landed on the reserve/non-injury list. He will not be eligible to be activated until Week 5.
That is so awesome. This dude was shot not once but twice 3 weeks ago and now he's doing drills looking like he's about to have 25 carries for 120 yards and 2 TDs. It's remarkable. Also crazy lucky, in my doctoral opinion, because it could have been so, so much worse if the bullet was a quarter of an inch to the left or the right:
NFL Network previously reported the 23-year-old had been shot in the glute as well as the lower leg, which hit his knee but missed all major ligaments, tendons and bone.
The god dang bullet hit his knee but missed EVERYTHING. I've spent the last 20 minutes rubbing my knee trying to figure out the logistics of it and simply cannot. It's just miraculous.
Brian Robinson is eligible to return week 5 and by all accounts it looks like he will. Can you win Comeback Player of the Year in your rookie season? If so, he's a lock in my book.