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Washington Commanders rookie Brian Robinson Jr recovering from surgery after being shot | NFL News

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 has been hospitalized with what the team describes as non-life-threatening injuries.

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Commanders' driving instructor Ron Rivera called for action on gun violence after rookie back-to-back Brian Robinson Jr. was shot while attempting to steal or steal a car

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Commanders’ driving instructor Ron Rivera called for action on gun violence after rookie back-to-back Brian Robinson Jr. was shot while attempting to steal or steal a car

Commanders’ driving instructor Ron Rivera called for action on gun violence after rookie back-to-back Brian Robinson Jr. was shot while attempting to steal or steal a car

Washington rookie Brian Robinson Jr. underwent surgery Monday, a day after he was shot in what the NFL team described as an attempted theft or auto theft.

Robinson posted on social media from a hospital that the surgery went well and thanked followers for their prayers, which the team passed on to his official Twitter account in an update on his status.

Coach Ron Rivera said doctors had tested positive, but added that there was no timetable for Robinson to return to the football field.

“He was in a really good place,” said Rivera, who visited Robinson in hospital on Sunday night with owners Dan and Tanya Snyder, team boss Jason Wright, linebacker coach Randy Jordan and the players.

“The doctors were very positive with him, and he was very positive too. We are very fortunate.

“He’s very lucky. It’s been a very unfortunate situation, but he’s doing well and it will be a matter of time before he comes back here.”

A report from the District of Columbia Police indicated that Robinson was injured in one of the legs by two of the suspects.

The 23-year-old former Alabama player was transferred to Medstar Washington Hospital Center with what the team described as non-life-threatening injuries.

Rivera gathered the players for the team’s pre-training meeting on Monday, 13 days before the start of the regular season.

Robinson has been impressed since Washington recruited him in the third round and it looked like he got an initial job.

Rivera wore an orange shirt to signify his support for gun violence reduction measures and spoke on the subject.

He said Robinson was in the wrong place at the wrong time just trying to get a meal when the accident happened outside a popular Washington establishment. “This is still a nationwide epidemic,” Rivera said. “It just shows you that it can happen anywhere and to anyone.”

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