Washington Commanders RB Brian Robinson was shot in a possible robbery attempt and was hospitalised with non-life-threatening injuries.
Washington Commander's rookie running back Brian Robinson was shot multiple times Sunday evening, authorities said.
His injuries were not life-threatening, the team said. Robinson was hospitalised with co-owners Dan and Tanya Snyder, president Jason Wright, coach Ron Rivera, and team doctor Dr. Anthony Casolaro.
Rivera sent out a tweet on Sunday night saying, "Just saw Brian." "He is doing well and wants to thank everyone for their thoughts and support." He wants his coworkers to know that he loves them and will be back soon to do what he does best. "
Dustin Sternbeck, who is in charge of communications for the Metro Police Department in Washington, says that the incident happened on H Street, NE, around 6 p.m. ET.
Sternbeck said that when police arrived, Robinson had "gunshot wounds to his lower limbs." He was taken to the hospital right away.
Sternbeck said that the police had found two people and a gun nearby. The police don't know if Robinson's car was stolen or he was robbed.
The investigation is still going on. Robinson went to Baltimore for the last game of the preseason, but he didn't play.