Commanders’ running back Brian Robinson will be sidelined on Sunday due to a hamstring injury.

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ASHBURN, Va. — Brian Robinson, the Washington Commanders’ running back, will be absent from Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Rams due to a hamstring injury.

Robinson sustained the injury during the team’s 45-10 defeat to the Miami Dolphins on December 3rd and, subsequent to Washington’s bye week, did not participate in practice this week. Robinson leads Washington in rushing yards with 664 and shares the lead for rushing touchdowns with five.

Over his last six games, Robinson has maintained an average of 4.5 yards per carry, with 10 rushes of 10 yards or more. In the initial seven games of the season, his average was 3.8 yards per run, with only eight carries of 10 yards or more. Additionally, Robinson has displayed increased proficiency as a receiving threat this season, accumulating 29 receptions for 326 yards and three touchdowns.

Antonio Gibson and rookie Chris Rodriguez will share the workload in place of Robinson. Gibson, who has primarily served as Washington’s third-down back this season, has secured 37 passes for 322 yards and two scores. Coach Ron Rivera mentioned that Jonathan Williams, currently on Washington’s practice squad, may be elevated and could see playing time as well.

Gibson has rushed for 193 yards, averaging 4.2 yards per carry, while Rodriguez has accumulated 154 yards at an average of 5.0 yards per carry.

“I have confidence in all three of them,” Rivera stated. “We’re looking to give Chris more opportunities as well. The key for him is adapting to playing at a higher pace. It’s a bit of an adjustment at this level to maintain good tempo and speed while also having a natural instinct for executing inside and outside zone runs.”

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