Houston Texans fans just watched the team's best offensive player (with all due respect to DeAndre Hopkins) crumple to the ground with a non-contact injury late in the fourth quarter of a game where the Texans trailed 41-0 at halftime. Judging by Arian Foster's immediate reaction to the injury, many of us assumed the worst, and early word is that those fears were justified.
Texans are calling Arian Foster injury an achilles injury.— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) October 25, 2015
Early diagnosis for Arian Foster is an Achilles injury. Obviously not a good situation. Very touch injury luck for him last few years— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) October 25, 2015
Arian Foster is out with an achilles injury.— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) October 25, 2015
Texans confirmed RB Arian Foster hurt his Achilles. Doctors believe it is torn. Horrible.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 25, 2015
Assuming it is in fact an Achilles tear, Arian Foster's season is over. It's entirely fair to question why he was even in a game where his team was getting blown out, and that's before you even get to his injury history. Bill O'Brien just got himself one more uncomfortable question to answer for in an afternoon that presented a number of them.
UPDATE: Yup, it's bad.
Initial diagnosis is torn Achilles for Arian Foster an MRI will be conducted Monday to confirm that— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) October 25, 2015
Foster spoke with the media afterward. Said "It's bad" and didn't want to speculate about future.— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) October 25, 2015
UPDATE II: Game over, man. Game over.