Houston Texans running back Arian Foster didn’t practice much on Monday evening and head coach Bill O’Brien chalked it up to a day of rest.
However, there is more to the story. It is reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter that Foster got up and limped after a pass play and it was further reported that Foster suffered a groin injury on that play.
It appears at this time, Foster could be slated for surgery. If so, he would likely begin the season on the Texans injured reserve list which would keep him sidelined for eight weeks.
Arian Foster's groin injury is serious in nature. Source said it should require surgery & may be candidate for IR w/ designation for return.
— Jayson Braddock (@JaysonBraddock) August 4, 2015
This is potentially terrible news for anyone who may have already drafted the veteran rusher in fantasy football. If for some reason Foster does not require the surgery, the Texans will likely rest him for the remainder of the preseason while the groin injury heals. He could still miss time once the regular season gets started.
Either way, Foster has always been a high-risk, high-reward fantasy player who when healthy is a beast on the field. And, despite missing three games in 2014, Foster still posted respectable numbers with over 1,500 total yards and 13 touchdowns.
We’ll have to monitor Foster’s situation as to the severity of the injury. As for coverage for Foster, the team may look into signing a veteran.