Brian Robinson shooting: Ron Rivera shares optimistic update
Brian Robinson is doing well, according to the latest update from Washington Commanders coach Ron Rivera, who added that he visited with Robinson and it was “kind of a relief.”
Rivera said “there is no timeline” for Robinson’s return but sounds optimistic, per JP Finlay of NBC Washington. “He’s a heck of a young man.”
Rivera added that the Commanders held a team meeting on Monday morning, and the message was “hang in there” because there are heavy hearts thinking about Robinson. Rivera said he was impressed with how the players responded.
Robinson was the victim in an attempted robbery or carjacking, and the former Alabama player was taken to a hospital with what the team called non-life-threatening injuries. The team said in a statement staff members were with Robinson at the hospital.
I just got done visiting w/Brian. He is in good spirits and wanted me to thank everyone for their kind words, prayers & support. He wants his teammates to know he appreciates them all for reaching out and he loves them all & will be back soon doing what he does best.
— Ron Rivera (@RiverboatRonHC) August 29, 2022
Robinson, a third-round draft pick, impressed in the preseason, and was expected to start at running back for the Commanders, as he was in line to win the job over incumbent Antonio Gibson.