In addition to tearing his ACL, MCL and PCL, Rapoport says Foster experienced nerve damage and couldn’t feel his toes for the past several months.
The condition, called drop foot, also impacted Cowboys LB Jaylon Smith after his significant knee injury. The good news for Foster is he’s making progress and has regained some of the feeling in his foot.
“He’s got feeling in his toes, the underside of his foot, the side of his foot,” Foster’s agent Malki Kawa said. “The nerve is starting to fire again.”
Foster has undergone a variety of treatments and therapies during his rehab. While there is no timetable set for his return, the hope is that Foster will be ready to participate in some fashion for his first training camp with the Redskins this summer.
“He’s regaining feeling and power,” Kawa said. “It shows the nerve is firing. When he moves his leg upward, he can feel around the ankle and the top part of the foot. That’s a new thing. The next 60 days are going to be big as far as getting back to normal.”
Foster, 25, is a former first-round pick of the 49ers back in 2017. The 49ers waived him in 2018 and he was later claimed off of waivers by the Redskins.
Foster is entering the fourth year of his four-year, $9.03 million contract and set to make a base salary of $1.28 million for the 2019 season. The contract includes a fifth-year option for the Redskins to pick up in 2020.
In 2018, Foster appeared in six games for the 49ers and recorded 29 tackles and a pass defense.
We’ll have more on Foster as the news is available.