Foreman (Achilles) appears unlikely to be a full participant for the start of training camp, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Foreman, who underwent surgery to repair a torn left Achilles tendon in November of 2017. is encouraged by the results of the rehabilitation work and progress he's made since the surgery, but also understands Achilles' injuries can be difficult to come back from. "They told me when it happened that it will be a long process," Foreman said. "It's been tough. You have your long days and you have your days where you feel like, 'Man, you hear all the statistics about the injury and what might be,' but my faith is really high and so is the trainers and strength and conditioning staff." The Texans feel he'll play this season, but nobody is committing to a timetable.
Foreman suffered a season-ending Achilles injury Nov. 19 and has undergone intense rehabilitation ever since. O'Brien acknowledged the second-year back won't be able to do much during Organized Team Activities this spring, but Foreman should be ready by June to compete with Lamar Miller for the starting job.
Texans general manager Brian Gaine said Wednesday's that he's "fairly optimistic" that Foreman (Achilles) will be ready to play by Week 1 of the 2018 season, Deepi Sidhu of the Texans' official site reports.
Foreman looked like he might have been primed to cut into starter Lamar Miller's workload after busting out for 65 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries in Week 11 against the Cardinals, but those hopes were dashed after he suffered a season-ending torn left Achilles' tendon in that same contest. The rookie running back underwent surgery shortly after landing on injured reserve Nov. 22 and has spent the past three months rehabbing, with the Texans pleased with the progress he's made to date. While no official timeline remains in place for Foreman's return to full-contact workouts, it's expected he'll gain clearance at some point during training camp. If Foreman displays renewed explosiveness in those workouts and receives the green light for the season opener, he could get another chance at unseating Miller for the lead role at some point during the campaign.
Foreman (Achilles) was dismissed from all charges pertaining to his July 2017 arrest in Austin, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Foreman was arrested last summer on the University of Texas campus on charges of marijuana possession and unlawful carrying of a weapon. However, the passenger in Foreman's car took responsibility for the former and Foreman tested clean of any drug use. The NFL reportedly said it won't undertake any disciplinary action should these pending charges be dismissed, so Foreman looks to be in the clear. He can now focus his attention on rehabbing the ruptured Achilles he suffered last November, which is expected to be fully healed in time for the 2018 season.
Foreman's season will come to a close after he suffered a torn left Achilles in the Week 11 win over the Cardinals while rushing for his second touchdown of the contest. Given the severity of the injury, Foreman could be limited or held out entirely when training camp opens next summer, putting something of a damper on his 2018 outlook. The Texans filled Foreman's spot on the 53-man roster by claiming running back Andre Ellington off waivers from Arizona.
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