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Tyrell Robinson inching closer to return

Tyrell Robinson

Army electrifying running back Tyrell Robinson could be on track to make his season debut against Boston College Saturday at Michie Stadium.

Robinson is listed as one of two starting running backs on Army’s depth chart that was released earlier today as he continues his comeback from a serious knee injury.

Army coach Jeff Monken said during his Tuesday press conference that Robinson “may be available for Saturday and that’s a going to be a call by our trainers as well as him and his comfort level.”

“Tyrell is continuing to practice though in a limited role,” Monken said. “He’s gotten better and healthier. The injury that he had last year was a pretty tough one and a long rehab. He’s finally back to practicing and looks more like the T-Rob we know.”

Robinson’s return is almost one year to day of an ACL injury suffered at Wake Forest on Oct. 8, 2022. Robinson had 321 receiving yards, 135 yards and Army’s first punt return touchdown since 2007 early in the season.

When Robinson gets a touch of the football, he has the speed and ability to take it to the house on any play. Seven of Robinson’s 11 career touchdowns are 40 or more yards, four scores are 70 yards or more.

“Tyrell has taken live reps,” Monken said. “We haven’t tackled him and brought him to the ground. I don’t know there there is a need for us to do that. We may at some point to get him ready for the preparation of playing the game.

“We’ve really been focusing on trying to get him to play full speed, change directions and do all the football things he would do in the game without tackling him to the ground.”

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