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Brian Robinson Jr. was hospitalized with what the team described as non-life-threatening injuries; Leaders coach Ron Rivera said Robinson Jr was “in good spirits” after visiting the run at the hospital.

Last update: 08/29/22 7:30 AM

Brian Robinson Jr is said to be in good spirits after the accident

Brian Robinson Jr is said to be in good spirits after the accident

The NFL team said Sunday night that Brian Robinson Jr., a junior captain in Washington, was shot while attempting to steal or steal a car.

The 23-year-old former Alabama player was taken to hospital with what the team described as non-life-threatening injuries. The team said in a statement that staff were with Robinson at the hospital.

Coach Ron Rivera said he was with Robinson.

“He is in good spirits and wants me to thank everyone for their kind words, prayers and support,” Rivera said on Twitter.

“He wants his teammates to know that he appreciates them all for his communication and he loves them all and will be back soon to do what he does best.”

The Metropolitan Police reported a shooting in the northeastern section of the city and said they were looking for two possible suspects.

Robinson, a third-round pick, was expected to start for leaders this season. He’s been particularly impressive during training camp and pre-season matches, and will likely land the job on incumbent Antonio Gibson.

“Bryan was fantastic,” offensive coordinator Scott Turner said recently. “He’s a really serious guy. Football is very important to him. He takes a lot of pride in being a physical runner.”

Robinson flew with the team for the pre-season final in Baltimore on Saturday night but was undressed.

The 6-foot-1, 228-pound backer rushed for 1,343 yards and 14 touchdowns last season in Alabama. The leaders chose him with the 98th selection in the draft.

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