Texans running back Arian Foster said Friday that he has no plans to have offseason heart surgery.
Though Foster told Dan Patrick that surgery is a possibility in the future, he doesn't plan on having any procedure at the moment. He also clarified that the issue isn't as serious as it may sound.
“Nothing is life threatening,” Foster told Patrick. “It's a scary nuisance.”
Foster released a statement Friday to put to rest rumors that he would be having an offseason procedure to correct an irregular heartbeat.
“Thank you all for the concern," Foster said. "As of now, I have no complications with my blood pumper. There was a casual conversation with a reporter about my particular condition that turned public. But I have not, nor do I plan to anytime in the near future, have conversations with my doctors about any surgery. I am feeling well and am as exuberant as ever. Love and light to all those concerned!”
A report Thursday indicated that Foster would need surgery to correct an irregular heartbeat, a condition he's been dealing with since a young age.
Earlier Friday, Texans general manager Rick Smith told Mark Berman of Fox 26 in Houston that he and the Texans' medical staff is comfortable with Foster's current health status.
"Our medical team continues to monitor it," Smith told Berman. "He missed half of a practice and half of a game and the doctors treated him. We're comfortable with where he is."
Foster left the team's Week 16 loss to the Vikings with an irregular heartbeat and was taken to the hospital. He didn't miss any further time due to the condition.
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