It has been revealed why the New York Jets waived/injured running back Khiry Robinson.
Connor Hughes of the New Jersey Star-Ledger is reporting that the running back sustained a broken leg.
— Connor Hughes (@Connor_J_Hughes) September 4, 2016
The injury occurred during the Jets’ final preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles. It is the second time he has broken a leg as professional. He sustained a fractured tibia last season as a member of the New Orleans Saints.
Robinson was signed as an undrafted free agent out of West Texas A&M by the Saints in 2013. In three seasons in New Orleans he totaled 766 yards and 8 touchdowns.
He had just talked to Hughes in a story about overcoming the mental hurdles of suffering a traumatic injury.
“Say you walk across the street and get hit by a car,” Robinson told Hughes. “The next time you walk across the street, what are you going to do? You’re going to look left and right, right?
“It’s the same thing. Of course it will be on my mind, but I’m not worrying about it.”
Tough luck for a player who was coming around the last year of his rookie contract. Hopefully he can keep the same mindset through another year of rehab.