The Washington Commanders placed rookie running back Brian Robinson Jr. on the non-football injury list Thursday morning. Robinson was shot twice on Sunday in an attempted robbery but was released from the hospital on Monday.
Robinson returned to the team’s Ashburn headquarters to meet with team doctors. When the Commanders finalized their initial 53-man roster, they included Robinson until the doctors determined a long-term prognosis for him in 2022.
Robinson will miss at least the first four games of the 2022 season and is eligible to return for Week 5. The Commanders host the Tennessee Titans in Week 5.
Of course, placing Robinson on the NFI list is the best possible outcome because if Robinson is somehow healthy enough to return, he can after four games. However, there is no set deadline for his return, and the Commanders will play it safe and trust the doctors.
In addition to placing Robinson on the NFI list, Washington placed tight end Curtis Hodges on injured reserve with a designation to return. The Commanders officially brought back linebackers David Mayo and Jon Bostic. Mayo was released Wednesday in a procedural move.
We've made the following roster moves:
– Signed LBs David Mayo and Jon Bostic
– Placed RB Brian Robinson Jr. on the the Reserve/Non-Football Injury List
– Placed TE Curtis Hodges on the Reserve/Injured List
— Washington Commanders (@Commanders) September 1, 2022