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BREAKING: Arian Foster Out For Season


It’s been a tough season for the Texans and it appears as if it’s about to get tougher. Multiple reports this morning have reported that Arian Foster will require back surgery and will be out the remainder of the season.

Arian Foster was just looking like the old Foster we all loved until he injured his hamstring in practice a few weeks ago. Foster came into the Chiefs game at less than 100% and exited after the first series due to his injured hamstring. Foster would be a game-time decision against the Colts two weeks later and would end up getting the start in the big game. After just one play, Foster left the game with a back injury and things only went downhill from there. Foster saw three specialists around the United States and had hoped to avoid surgery, but doctors decided his bulging disc in his back will require surgery.

Foster rushed for 542 yards and a touchdown on 121 rushes good for 4.5 yards per carry. Foster had less than 90-yards rushing in the first three games of the season, but in his last three full games, he had rushed for at least 98 yards. Foster was a threat in the backfield as well catching 22 balls for 183 yards and a score.

With Foster now out for the season, Ben Tate will become the Texans starting running back. Tate is battling his own injuries with four cracked ribs. Dennis Johnson is also likely to receive many carries with Foster out for the season. Johnson was signed off the Browns practice squad a few weeks ago after the Texans cut Cierre Wood. Johnson ran for 36 yards on 8 rushes against the Colts and should receive a similar workload for the rest of the season. The Texans will likely go with Deji Karim as their 3rd running back.

It wouldn’t be the 2013 Texans season without another crucial Texans injury. Foster joins Danieal Manning, Brian Cushing, and Owen Daniels (can be taken off the IR this season) as Texans that will be on Injured Reserve this season.

 

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