Foreman will undergo an MRI on Monday to confirm an initial diagnosis of a ruptured Achilles tendon, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
The Texans won't make an official announcement on Foreman's status until after the results of the MRI are read, but the expectation is that the rookie running back will be placed on injured reserve, ending his season. Foreman suffered the injury while finishing off a 34-yard touchdown run in Sunday's win over Arizona, his second score of the day as part of a 10-carry, 65-yard effort on the ground. With Foreman likely sidelined the rest of the way, Alfred Blue (hamstring) -- if healthy -- should step back in as the main backup to Lamar Miller beginning with a Week 12 matchup with Baltimore.
Foreman was carted off the field in the fourth quarter of the contest after carrying 10 times for 65 yards and two touchdowns while adding three catches for 15 yards. Assuming the serious nature of his injury is confirmed Monday, the Texans will likely need to add depth behind starting running back Lamar Miller, given that Alfred Blue is dealing with a hamstring issue and was inactive Sunday.
Foreman has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Cardinals due to an ankle injury.
Foreman was carted off the field at the conclusion of a 34-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter, according to Brian Smith of the Houston Chronicle. Expect the Texans to touch on Foreman's health afterward, whether it's during a media session with head coach Bill O'Brien or otherwise. The Texans backfield could soon be down to Lamar Miller, Jordan Todman and Alfred Blue, the latter of whom was inactive Sunday.
Foreman had seven carries for 18 yards in Sunday's 33-7 loss to the Rams.
This game got out of hand in the second half, so the running game became an afterthought when the Texans fell behind by multiple scores. That led to different backfield personnel as Alfred Blue (13 snaps) nearly matched that of Foreman (16). With Houston's offense struggling to score in the post-Deshaun Watson portion of the season, the ground attack should be emphasized, but it can't play from behind as it did Sunday.
Foreman played 20 offensive snaps and gained 37 yards on 11 carries in Sunday's 20-14 loss to Indianapolis.
One week after Foreman was limited to one offensive snap and zero carries, he resumed his role as the Texans' No. 2 running back. Houston ran the ball well, gaining 4.5 yards per carry, but didn't run it nearly enough. Leaning on Foreman and starter Lamar Miller was expected to be the plan heading into the game after Houston lost starting quarterback Deshaun Watson (knee), but the Texans threw the ball 44 times compared to 21 rushing attempts. This, despite being a one-score game until late in the third quarter. The Texans have seen enough evidence to suggest they aren't going to be successful with Tom Savage chucking the ball over 40 times per game.
|12||11/27/17||@ BAL||8:30 pm|
|13||12/3/17||@ TEN||1:00 pm|
|15||12/17/17||@ JAC||1:00 pm|
|17||12/31/17||@ IND||1:00 pm|
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