The Houston Texans made it official on Tuesday as they announced that RB Arian Foster has been placed on season-ending injured reserve.
Houston will move forward with a backfield that consists of Ben Tate and Dennis Johnson. Given that Tate is dealing with a rib injury, it makes sense that Johnson would see a decent amount of work in the coming weeks.
- Phillips did mention that Foster has a “disk issue,” but didn’t have any more to add than that.
With Foster almost certainly out for the year, Ben Tate takes over and will have an opportunity to showcase his ability ahead of free agency, as he’ll be an unrestricted free agent after the season.
We’ll have to see if the Texans elect to do anything with Foster’s contract during the offseason.
- Rapoport adds that a final decision could come either Wednesday or Thursday.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Foster has a bulging disc in back that is expected to require surgery.
Foster met with numerous back specialists, but couldn’t find a single doctor who didn’t recommend that he under surgery on his on his back.