The Texans placed Foster (Achilles) on injured reserve Tuesday. Foster's placement on injured reserve was primarily procedural, as it was revealed following Sunday's game that he would be lost for the rest of the season. Alfred Blue is the favorite to take over as the Texans' running back, but Jonathan Grimes and Chris Polk could get a chance to see more work as well.
An MRI has confirmed that Texans featured back Arian Foster tore his right Achilles tendon in the Sunday loss to the Dolphins, per the Houston Chronicle. Bill O'Brien acknowledged Monday that Foster is out for the rest of the season, with the report further noting that he's on track to undergo surgery and presumably headed for injured reserve. In his absence, the Texans will turn to some backfield combinbation of Alfred Blue and Chris Polk, with Jonathan Grimes in the mix to a lesser degree. Of the three, we suspect that Blue is most likely to get the first chance to head the committee.
Texans running back Arian Foster suffered a season-ending torn Achilles tendon during the fourth quarter of Sunday's game against the Dolphins, NFL.com's Ian Rappaport reports. Foster had a strong game before suffering the injury, compiling 117 total yards and two touchdowns, but the injury is sour nonetheless for fantasy owners. Chris Polk and Alfred Blue are expected to handle the majority of the Texans' backfield touches moving forward, but another back is likely to be added to the roster. Foster will undergo surgery and faces a long recovery road, and it is unclear exactly when we will see him back in an NFL game.
Foster suffered a torn Achilles during Sunday's loss at Miami, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. In the fourth quarter, Foster went down on a clear non-contact injury, which was quickly rumored to be an Achilles tear. Lo and behold, the worst has come to pass, ending his season after just four appearances. With one year remaining on his contract, he may have played his last down with the Texans, as he's previously missed 17 games with an array of ailments since the beginning of the 2010 campaign. In the short term, though, the Texans will turn to a combination of Alfred Blue (toe), Jonathan Grimes (hamstring), and Chris Polk (knee), barring a free-agent addition.
ESPN's Adam Schefter suggests that Foster may have suffered a torn Achilles in Sunday's loss to the Dolphins. Meanwhile, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle relays via coach Bill O'Brien that Foster's injury "doesn't look good." At this stage, it looks safe to say that Foster -- who was spotted using crutches after Sunday's game -- is going to miss time, quite possibly a long time, so the likes of Alfred Blue and Chris Polk appear destined to see an uptick in carries for Houston in the coming weeks.
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