Alabama alumni and Washington Commanders rookies Brian Robinson, Jr. and Phidarian Mathis have both had frightening injuries to their knees in the early portion of their rookie seasons. Robinson suffered a gun shot wound to the knee while leaving a restaurant around mid afternoon in a popular portion of north east DC.

Mathis suffered a meniscus tear on a scary play that saw him hyper extend his left knee as he pressured Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawerence. It was just his second drive of the season.

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Commanders and Crimson Tide fans alike will be glad to know that Robinson has been participating in agility drills this week in addition to hanging out on the exercise bike on the side field at practice.

The news comes less than three weeks since getting shot in an attempted car jacking. Robinson was placed on the reserve/non-football injury list to start the season so he will have to miss at least four more weeks. The earliest he can return to in-game action is against the Tennessee Titans in week five.

Mathis' season is done, but he underwent successful surgery and is on his way to a full recovery from his injury. He shared a video of himself being wheeled through the hospital post-op on social media and appeared to be in good spirits.

The Commanders signed undrafted free agent Donovan Jeter to fill Mathis' spot while he recovers. Jeter spent his summer with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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