Thursday night’s game-winning touchdown for the Washington Commanders was scored by rookie running back Brian Robinson Jr. Robinson was shot twice in an attempted carjacking just six weeks earlier. Robinson made his NFL debut on Thursday and made a quick return from his injury. Morning Brew is read by more than 3 million people; you should too! Thank you for registering! Thursday night’s game between the Washington Commanders and the Chicago Bears was won by rookie running back Brian Robinson Jr.
Robinson was able to break through the Bears defense and enter the end zone for the first time in his NFL career after the Commanders recovered a botched punt deep in Chicago territory. This gave Washington a 12-7 lead that they would not relinquish.
NFL October 14, 2022 (@NFL) In addition to signaling Robinson’s entry into the NFL, the touchdown served as evidence of his speedy recovery.
Before the 2022 NFL season began six weeks ago, Robinson was shot twice in the leg was involved in an attempted carjacking in Washington, DC.
After the shooting, Robinson underwent a successful operation, and the Commanders didn’t completely rule out the possibility of him playing this season if his recuperation went well.
After his operation in late August, head coach Ron Rivera said said, “The doctors and he were both really positive with him. “He is extremely lucky. He is doing fine. Soon he’ll be back out here again, I’m sure of it. Although there is no timeframe, everything went really well.”
Even the most optimistic person could have been taken aback when Robinson put on the Washington Redskins uniform just one and a half months later.
Robinson nevertheless took a game-high nine carries for the Commanders in Week 5 against the Titans, in his first game action.
On Sunday, Robinson made his debut on his home ground in Washington, and it was a very cool sight.
Daily Loud October 10, 2022 (@DailyLoud) Then, on Thursday, Robinson outdid himself by scoring the winning touchdown for Washington against the Bears late in the fourth quarter.
Robinson’s touchdown served as the game-winning score after the Washington defense made one more stop, giving the Commanders a 12-7 victory.
J.P. Finlay October 14, 2022 (@JPFinlayNBCS)