Washington Commanders running back Brian Robinson is showing off his remarkable recovery from injury following his rather worrying encounter last month.
Brain Robinson is a player that came into the NFL with an awful lot of promise following his days at the University of Alabama. The Crimson Tide are a school that have consistently under head coach Nick Saban produced a number of high-quality running backs for the NFL.
The list includes the likes of Mark Ingram, Kenyan Drake, Josh Jacobs, Eddie Lacy, Najee Harris and most notable of all Derrick Henry, all of whom who have gone on to make sizeable contributions to NFL teams after they were drafted by their respective teams.
And looking at his numbers in college, you’d be forgiven for thinking that Robinson was going to be the latest off the production line. In his final year in Tuscaloosa, he racked up 1,343 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns whilst adding a further 296 yards and 2 touchdowns through the air:
Despite those numbers though, he wasn’t picked up until the 3rd round of the 2022 NFL Draft when the Washington Commanders took a chance on him with the 98th overall pick, which might seem low, but the 3rd round has produced plenty of stars in the past such as Alvin Kamara and Kareem Hunt, so the potential is there to make something.
Sadly though that potential had to stay potential for a little bit longer following an incident in the preseason as Robinson was the victim of an attempted carjacking before he could make his preseason debut. The injuries he suffered were non-life threatening, but they still required him to be placed on the non-football injury reserve list until he was able to get full up to speed.
Luckily that speed looks to be coming back.
Washington Commanders running back Brian Robinson back at it
In a video posted on social media (via Commanders reporter Sharla McBride), Robinson can be seen working on his footwork with a ladder, and showing that his legs are certainly getting up to the level that we saw him at in college.
Video: Brian Robinson works on his footwork:
WHAT A COMEBACK! 18 days ago he was in a hospital awaiting surgery after being shot twice. Today, Brian Robinson Jr. is doing THIS👏👏👏 pic.twitter.com/v6NytYkC2u— Sharla McBride (@SharlaMcBride) September 15, 2022
He isn’t eligible to make a return to the roster until Week 5, so there is still plenty of time for him to come back and be at 100% before he puts on the helmet for real, and it’s certainly going to be an interesting story to follow once the season starts.