The Houston Texans got dealt a horrific blow in Sundays 44-26 loss to the Miami Dolphins when All-Pro RB Arian Foster tore his right Achilles tendon which has ended his 2015 season.
The injury occurred with less than five minutes remaining in the game and the Texans down 44-20. Foster motioned out wide and went down as he began his route. He was not contacted on the play.
“Just a routine play,” Foster said. “Trying to make a cut, gave out on me.”
I injured my right Achilles as well in a pick up game when I was stationed in the Navy. It took me a full year to truly recover. I didn’t trust it playing sports for another two years. But then again I don’t have access to the same type of rehab that Arian Foster has. There have been some star athletes like Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant and Denver Bronco WR Demaryius Thomas who have came back in 6-8 months.
Foster has been highly productive when he plays averaging 115 yards from scrimmage per game (only Jim Brown and Barry Sanders have more with a minimum of 75 games played.) But the knock on him has been inuries ranging from hamstrings, to groins, to heart arrythmia, to herniated disc, to calf strains and you have to wonder if and when he comes back how soon will the next injury occur. And did I mention that he will be 30 before the start of next season?
It may be time to for the Texans to thank him for his efforts and move on.
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