Brian Robinson returns to Commanders training camp after shooting

After a failed carjacking left him shot in the leg, Washington Commanders running back Brian Robinson Jr. returned to training camp in Virginia on Tuesday. (Washington Commanders via Twitter)

After being shot in the leg during a failed carjacking attempt in D.C., Commanders running back Brian Robinson Jr. returned to training camp Tuesday to reassure his teammates. He also brought snacks.

Teammates and fans alike gave a sigh of relief after seeing 23-year-old Robinson walk through the doors of the Commanders’ training center in Ashburn, Virginia.

The Commanders shared a handful of images on their Twitter account Tuesday afternoon.

In addition to making the rounds with the team and staff, Robinson joked he was fulfilling his “rookie duties” of getting snacks for the other running backs.

Robinson was shot in an attempted carjacking Sunday afternoon in Northeast D.C. Police Chief Robert Contee said Monday morning that Robinson fought back against one gunman and was shot by a second as the two tried to take his car.

A law enforcement source said Robinson was at Crab Boss restaurant, at 10th and H streets in Northeast, getting seafood before the shooting at around 5:30 p.m.

During his Tuesday press conference, Commanders Ron Rivera — who visited Robinson at the hospital after the shooting — said the rookie met with team doctors to grasp on where he was health-wise to play for the upcoming season.

Robinson was named to Washington’s 53-man roster but it is unclear if he will be placed on the Non-Football Injury list as he recovered from the shooting. If he is added to the list, Robinson will be required to miss at least four games. With a rather vague quote, Rivera hinted that the Commanders are weighing all of its options.

“Anything close to a certain situation, we’ll do one thing,” he said. “Close to another situation, we’ll do something else.”

WTOP’s Megan Cloherty and NBC Sports Washington contributed to this report.

Joshua Barlow

Joshua Barlow is a writer, composer, and producer who has worked for CGTN, Atlantic Public Media, and National Public Radio. He lives in Northeast Washington, D.C., where he pays attention to developments in his neighborhood, economic issues, and social justice.

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