Report: Commanders RB Brian Robinson to start vs. Bears Thursday

Washington Commanders running back Brian Robinson is getting the start Thursday night against the Chicago Bears, according to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo and Ian Rapoport.

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Robinson was shot twice in the right leg Aug. 28 in Washington, was taken to a hospital, underwent surgery and was released a day later. The bullets missed all the major ligaments and bones in his knee.

The 23-year-old was medically cleared to return to play five weeks later, and made his NFL debut Sunday against the Tennessee Titans, running for 22 yards on nine attempts.

Taken in the third round, 98th overall in the 2022 NFL Draft out of the University of Alabama, Robinson racked up 2,704 career yards and 31 touchdowns – including 16 in his final season – in five years with the Crimson Tide.

In his NFL debut Robinson rushed nine times for 22 yards as the Commanders fell to the Tennessee Titans 21-17. Robinson will share running back duties with Antonio Gibson and J.D. McKissic primarily for the Commanders this season.

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