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Commanders head coach Ron Rivera says Brian Robinson is off crutches

Commanders RB Brian Robinson Jr. (#8) runs through a tackle in NFL Preseason Game versus Panthers

Brian Robinson is a different breed of person and athlete.

He was recently a victim of a shooting that involved an attempted robbery.

Robinson endured multiple shots to his lower body, but he sustained no life-threatening injuries. He had surgery and returned to training camp for the Washington Commanders smiling and on crutches. As a third-round pick of this year’s NFL Draft, Robinson had positioned himself to be the Commanders’ starting running back for the season. He is on the reserve/football non-injury list, meaning he will be sidelined for the first four weeks of the season. Washington does have good news on Robinson in an update.

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According to NBC’s Sports Edge, Commanders’ head coach Ron Rivera said Robinson is ‘off crutches.’

Since getting shot multiple times on August 28, Rivera said Robinson’s swelling has gone down ‘an awful lot.’

He could regain his role as the primary ball carrier when he returns to full strength.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith. 

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