May 19, 2024
Washington Commanders running back Brian Robinson Jr. will return to practice this week after being shot twice.

Washington Commanders running back Brian Robinson Jr. will return to practice this week after being shot twice.

Robinson survived a gunshot to his glute and another to his knee during an attempted carjacking on Aug. 28 and is returning to practice some five weeks later, according to the NFL team. The Commanders are scheduled to play the Tennessee Titans Sunday, with Robinson anticipated to make his NFL debut. However, the running back said he is taking it one day at a time.

“It was a beautiful day for me, to be honest,” Robinson said at a press conference Wednesday of his first day back at practice. He claimed he was able to play better at practice than he expected.

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Brian Robinson Jr
Brian Robinson Jr.

“I guess I’m just the king of adversity,” Robinson said. “I’ve been dealt with so much adversity in my life. This is just another situation where I got to be stronger than what I’m up against.”

Robinson claimed he’s been under advisement from a team of doctors, trainers, and coaches. He was complimentary of their constant support during his recovery.

In the week following the attempted carjacking of Robinson by two juveniles, D.C. police arrested four suspects for carjacking crimes. Their ages ranged from 16 to 19 years old. Carjacking arrests among juveniles have increased 1400% in what the police department considers its third district.

Total reported carjacking incidents are up 27% at 326 so far this year, with juvenile carjackings citywide down 18%. However, gun violence among juveniles also seems to be on the rise. During the first week of August, for example, police arrested 14 suspects ranging from 14 to 19 years old on illegal gun charges.

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The 23-year-old running back was the No. 3 NFL draft pick, coming from the University of Alabama.

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