Veteran running back Arian Foster suffered a torn Achilles in the Houston Texans’ game against the Miami Dolphins Sunday night, and is out of the rest of the 2015 season.
The Texans lost big, 44-26 to the Dolphins but the bigger loss was missing Foster for the rest of the year as they suffered their fifth loss in the first seven games of the regular season.
Ian Rapoport of NFL.com confirmed the bad news for the Texans on Twitter.
Source: #Texans RB Arian Foster has, in fact, torn his Achilles. His season is over.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 25, 2015
In the loss to the Dolphins, Foster was leading his team with 59 rushing yards on 18 carries and added 66 receiving yards on five catches. Foster, who finished with two touchdowns, got injured in a play in the fourth quarter of the Dolphins game.
"Not yet, but it's not good,” the 29-year-old Foster, who was in crutches after the game, admitted to ESPN before the extent of the injury was revealed.
The Texans are 2-5 for the season but still has a shot at winning the division with other AFC South teams also struggling this year. Division-leader Indianapolis Colts are at 3-4 while the Jacksonville Jaguars are tied with the Texans at 2-5. The Tennessee Titans are in last place with one win in six games.
Foster has played in only four games in 2015 and has 163 rushing yards on 63 carries with one rushing TD plus 227 receiving yards on 22 receptions with two receiving TDs.
Texans RBs Alfred Blue and Chris Polk are expected to gain more usage with Foster out for the season.