NFL questions Falcons about Bijan Robinson injury status

Falcons running back Bijan Robinson was out for most of Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers, but the rookie was not listed on the injury report or inactives list for Week 7.

Robinson later said it was a headache that sidelined him, however, he was given his first carry of the game late in the fourth quarter. It was somewhat odd the way the entire story transpired and according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the NFL is questioning the Falcons about Robinson’s status.

“The NFL is now asking injury-report compliance questions to the Atlanta Falcons about when they knew rookie running back Bijan Robinson wasn’t physically well and why it was not reported, as per league policy,” Schefter wrote in a tweet.

“It is standard practice for the league to question teams about a player if he is not included on the weekly injury report and then is either unavailable for the game or plays far less than what typically occurs. Violations have been met with fines.”

Story originally appeared on Falcons Wire