UPDATE: 10/26/2015 4:00pm – Reports have come out from the Houston Chronicle that an MRI has confirmed Arian Foster’s torn Achilles and he will be out for the season.
UPDATE: NFL.com’s Ian Rappaport is reporting Foster tore his Achilles and is out for the season. Other reports say that Foster will have an MRI on Monday to confirm the tear.
MIAMI (CBS HOUSTON) – Houston Texans running back Arian Foster’s 2015 season may be at a premature end after suffering an Achilles injury in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s 44-26 loss to the Miami Dolphins.
“I feel terrible for him,” said Texans head coach Bill O’Brien. “I think he’s done a lot in the two years that I’ve been here. He’s done a lot for us. And I feel bad for him.”
“Terrible,” said Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt. “You never want to see one of your guys go down. Especially if it’s something serious. So you hope for the best in a situation like that.”
Foster’s injury was without contact on a first and goal play from the Dolphins five-yard line with 4:09 remaining in the football game. Foster was visibly in and pain and called off the training staff and hobbled off the field and then was later carted off into the Texans locker room.
O’Brien was asked if he regretted leaving Foster in the game as long as he did.
“No,” said O’Brien. “I thought at that point there were about 4 or 5 minutes in the game. We were trying to get a touchdown, so no.”
Foster was seen in the Texans locker room on crutches after the game.
Foster missed the entire preseason and the first three games of the regular season after suffering a torn groin in the early days of training camp which required surgery.
On Sunday, Foster carried the ball 18 times for 59 yards and one touchdown and caught five passes for 66 yards and a touchdown reception.
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