Foster started all 16 games for the Steelers last season and has missed only four games over the last four seasons, so it's unsurprising the team wanted him back on a short-term deal. The 33-year-old will likely remain at left guard for the Steelers in 2019.
Foster (knee) sustained a knee injury in Sunday's 42-37 loss to the Chiefs, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
It remains to be seen whether Foster's current injury is related to the bone bruise he spent the offseason nursing. With Marcus Gilbert (hamstring) also recovering from an injury, Pittsburgh's offensive line enters Week 3 surrounded by question marks. If Foster were to miss any time, B.J. Finney would step in for him at the left guard position.
Foster was diagnosed with a right knee bone bruise after hyperextending the area during Saturday's practice, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.
Foster was lucky enough to avoid serious injury, which was the initial fear after he was carted off the field Saturday. His timetable for recovery is still four-to-five weeks, however, so his availability for Week 1 of the regular season isn't solidified at this point.
Foster (knee) suffered a hyperextended knee Saturday but avoided ligament damage, Aditi Kinkhabwala of NFL Network reports.
The Steelers feared the worst after Foster was carted off with a knee injury Saturday, but tests came back negative for ligament damage. Foster's timetable for recovery is four-to-five weeks, meaning the mainstay at guard could be back in time for Week 1.