If Robinson can’t face New England, Atlanta United manager Frank de Boer could use captain Michael Parkhurst, Flo Pogba or Jeff Larentowicz.
Parkhurst, who is retiring at season’s end, has 15 starts as part of 20 appearances this season.
Pogba has six appearances this season.
Larentowicz is primarly a defensive midfielder who can play centerback.
But none of those players have Robinson’s ability to win one-on-one battles, speed and athletic ability.