Arian Foster Is Injured, Out Against CardinalsBy: Tobias Roth - November 8, 2013
Arian Foster is definitely out for the upcoming game against the Arizona Cardinals, and his injury be more serious than expected. His back injury could require season-ending surgery, which would diminish an already struggling Texans team even further.
He seems determined to play without needing surgery, but that may not be an option at this point.
Foster is the star running back for the Houston Texans, and a graduate of Tennessee. As a key asset to the Texans team, he would be very missed if he is out for the remainder of the season, as he touched the ball more than any other back in the NFL from 2010-2012. He injured his back on Houston’s first drive against the Colts in their previous game.
The Texans came into the season with hopes of making the Super Bowl, following a successful run in the playoffs last season. Their season has been anything but successful this year, and have struggled in every sense of the game, with a record of 2-6. They started the season off 2-0, and have lost every game since. To add to the drama, their coach Gary Kubiak also collapsed on the field during the same game.
Before Foster’s injury, quarterback Matt Schaub started off with a very difficult time having any success, and they were forced to turn to another option with Case Keenum. He even set an NFL record earlier this year after throwing a pick six in four consecutive games.
Despite their disappointing season, Arian Foster has continued to show off his star power and was on a bit of a roll before injuring his back. He had averaged 113 yards per game in three consecutive losses to Seattle, San Francisco, and St. Louis. The young running back was also second in the NFL in rushing prior to his injury.
It was reported on Friday that Arian Foster is seeking several opinions on his back problems, according to a source informed of the running back’s injuries, reports NFL insider Ian Rapoport. He is battling a lumber spine issue, and understands that surgery could be a likely option.