The news just continues to get worse for the Houston Texans, one of the most disappointing stories in the NFL this season. According to NFL Network’s reporter Ian Rapoport this morning, the Texans will be without RB Arian Foster for the rest of the season. Rapoport suggested that Foster will undergo season ending back surgery, which could happen as soon as Wednesday or Thursday of this week as the team is expected to place him on the injured reserve list on Monday.
Hopefully, fantasy owners who drafted Foster handcuffed him with Ben Tate but this is just another in a long line of disappointing top tier running backs this season. Foster has been a fantasy bust this year, especially given his ADP as he has only rushed for 542 yards on 121 carries and finding the endzone just once.
Foster drew some criticism last week after he took himself out of a game against the Indianapolis Colts, but perhaps his 1,258 total touches in his last 53 games is finally starting to take it’s toll. Foster turns 28 at the start of next season while fellow Texans running back, Ben Tate will be eligible for free agency at the end of the 2013 season.