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.
Foster was carted off the field Saturday due to an apparent knee issue, the PIttsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
Foster has started at least 14 games for the Steelers in each of the last seven seasons and was seeking a contract extension with the club entering the final year of his contract in 2018. Unfortunately, the 32-year-old guard's season may have come to a screeching halt Saturday. Bringing out the cart generally signifies a major injury, but it's best to wait until additional test results come in before drawing any conclusions about his status moving forward.
|3||9/24/18||@ TB||8:15 pm|
|6||10/14/18||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 7|
|9||11/4/18||@ BAL||1:00 pm|
|11||11/18/18||@ JAC||8:20 pm|
|12||11/25/18||@ DEN||4:25 pm|
|14||12/9/18||@ OAK||8:20 pm|
|16||12/23/18||@ NO||4:25 pm|