Almost exactly one year ago to the day, D’Onta Foreman tore his Achilles in what would be the Texans’ only win of the 2017 season after Deshaun Watson suffered a season-ending injury of his own. Before he got hurt, Foreman had shown flashes in relief of Lamar Miller; many Texans fans thought (or at least hoped) that Foreman would figure even more prominently into the mix at running back in 2018.
Of course, the severity of an Achilles tear cannot be overstated, and despite all the optimistic talk about Foreman making an impact this season, it’s always been far from certain that he’d be able to contribute before 2019.
Well, the Texans are about to find out whether Foreman can help as the team makes a push toward the NFL Playoffs, as it was announced that Foreman would return to practice today.
Bill O'Brien said D'Onta Foreman 21-day window will be activated today. He'll practice— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) November 14, 2018
Bill O'Brien on D'Onta Foreman: 'What kind of shape is he in? I'm not saying it's his fault. We've got to do what's best for him.'— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) November 14, 2018
The Texans now have 21 days to decide if they want to elevate Foreman to their 53-man roster. That means that, should the Texans add Foreman to the active roster, his first taste of playing time would not come until December 9th against the Colts at the earliest.
What’s your thinking on this? Do you believe Foreman will be able to get on the field for the Texans in a regular season or playoff game this season? Or should fans expect to see him back in 2019?