As I mentioned in the recap, D’Onta Foreman’s injury made the win seem a bit Pyrrhic, and welp:
#Texans RB D’Onta Foreman is believed to have torn his Achilles after his clinching TD today, sources say. Brutal luck all year for Houston.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 19, 2017
D'Onta Foreman has torn Achilles— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) November 19, 2017
D'Onta Foreman will have MRI Monday to confirm he has a torn Achilles— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) November 19, 2017
According to this post at PFT, the average length of recovery to return from a torn Achilles tendon injury, depending on the severity, is about 11 months. The article is five years old, though, so if somebody finds something more recent, please post it. As for Foreman, this would mean he could possibly start the 2018 season on IR/designated to return.
If Foreman misses the rest of the year, he’ll end the season with a 68-262-3 rushing line and 3-68-0 receiving.
Let’s hope it’s not completely torn. I will sacrifice many beers and chickens to bring him luck.
Edit: This isn’t a harbinger for Foreman or anything, but an Achilles injury ended Arian Foster’s career.