Former Alabama and current Washington Commanders running back Brian Robinson Jr., is expected to be cleared and activated off the Commanders non-football injury list later this week, according to the national insider for the NFL Network and Ian Rapoport.

"The Washington Commanders are expected to activate running back Brian Robinson off the team's reserve/non-football injury list early this week, sources say, paving the way for the rookie to return sooner rather than later," wrote Rapoport.

The Tuscaloosa, Ala., native was shot in the knee and glute in an attempted carjacking in Washington D.C. on August 28, 2022. He suffered non-life threatening injuries and was released from the hospital the following day.

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Ten days after the shooting, Washington head coach Ron Rivera gave a positive update on the running back, stating that the swelling had gone down and Robinson was off crutches. 

Last Sunday, Robinson was seen doing drills on the sideline prior to the Commanders' 24-8 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles and was at practice this week, working next to his teammates. Robinson has been seen practicing as early as September 15.

According to ESPN's NFL Nation Washington reporter John Keim, Robinson could be activated as soon as tomorrow.

"Big day for Commanders RB Brian Robinson. Will have his right leg re-examined today; if all goes well could be/likely will be activated Monday and practice Wednesday There's a 3 week window before he then HAS to play. (eligible to play next week; doesn't mean he would)," tweeted Keim.

The Alabama alumnus was drafted No. 98 overall by the Commanders in the 2022 NFL Draft. He is expected to be a big help to this 1-2 Washington team once he fully recovers.

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