Foster has been playing through a torn labrum and will likely undergo surgery in the near future. Martell Spaight and Will Compton should both see increased workloads at inside linebacker with Foster officially out on injured reserve.
Foster will have surgery to repair a torn labrum and is expected to be placed on injured reserve, Master Tesfatsion of The Washington Post reports.
Foster has been playing on the torn labrum, but it appears as though the pain ultimately became too much to manage. The linebacker will undergo what is believed to be season-ending surgery in order to prevent any further damage. Both Will Compton and Martrell Spaight are expected to take on additional snaps at inside linebacker in Foster's absence.
Foster (shoulder) is officially active for Monday night's game against the Eagles.
Foster earned the questionable tag after putting in limited practice sessions this week but will give it a go Monday. The 28-year-old looked good in his return to action in Week 6 and had the team's bye week to further recuperate from a Week 2 shoulder dislocation.
Foster recorded seven tackles (six solo) in Monday's loss to the Chiefs.
Foster didn't appear to be slowed down by a shoulder injury that left him limited in practice all of last week, as the inside linebacker put together a solid performance Monday night. He'll now get a chance to rest the injured shoulder as the team enters their bye week, which will hopefully leave Foster in full health for Week 6's tilt with the 49ers.
Foster (shoulder) is officially active for Monday night's game against the Chiefs.
Foster was listed as questionable after practicing on a limited basis throughout the week, but he'll suit up for his first game action since dislocating his shoulder in Week 2. The 28-year-old should resume his usual role at inside linebacker since there has been no mention of a limited snap count.
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|2011||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||84||58.0||26||2||1||0||0.0||0||0||2|
|2012||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||105||82.0||23||2||1||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|2013||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||15||92||63.0||29||2||3||122||40.7||85||2||7|
|2014||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||10||62||40.0||22||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||2|
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|2011||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||0||0||1||0||1||0||1||0|
|2012||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||0||0||0||0||1||4||1||0|
|2013||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||15||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2014||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||10||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|