Eric Foster Injury: Colts DT Suffers Dislocated Ankle On Monday Night Football

Colts defensive tackle Eric Foster was carted off the field on Monday after suffering a gruesome right ankle injury.

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Eric Foster's Injury Officially Lands Him On Injured Reserve

The Indianapolis Colts have been ravaged by injuries this season, most notably Peyton Manning, and they suffered another big one on Monday Night Football when DT Eric Foster went down with a leg injury in gruesome fashion.

Here's the Eric Foster injury video but you may not be able to stomach seeing his leg twist like that.

As expected, Foster is done for the year. The Colts confirmed his move to injured reserve, along with OL Ben Ijalana, who was injured in Monday night's game. That means he's done for the season, which we likely knew right when we saw his injury.

SB Nation's Stampede Blue sums up the feeling in Indy: "So, that's now two defensive captains and two key reserves on IR. Once again, Peyton Manning might as well be on IR, and really should be there at this point."

The Colts clearly took a step back when Manning went down but injuries like the ones to Foster and Ijalana are quickly making this a forgettable year.

Check out SB Nation's Stampede Blue to see the rest of the Colts roster moves. 

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Eric Foster Injury: Colts DT To Have Season-Ending Surgery

Colts defensive tackle Eric Foster, hospitalized overnight after dislocating his right ankle during Monday Night Football against the Bucs, will undergo surgery, coach Jim Caldwell confirmed after the game. The operation is expected to end his season. 

The video of Foster injuring his ankle is quite gruesome, and it wasn't a surprise to see so several of his teammates appear to fight back tears while he was being tended to on the field. But as Foster was being carted off the field, he thumped his chest and yelled words of encouragement to his teammates, which you can see in the video below

Ultimately, the Colts needed healthy bodies more than words of encouragement --  starting offensive linemen Anthony Castonzo and Ben Ijalana also left with injury -- and the Colts lost the game. But still, it was an inspirational moment to an otherwise sad turn of events.

Several hours after the game, Foster once again sent a positive message, this time to his thousands of followers on Twitter, many of whom had sent tweets of support:

Thank u all 4 such kind words. I thank u Lord in Advance. Women around the world gettn treated 4 cancer. May God have mercy on all o us.
Oct 04 via Twitter for iPhoneFavoriteRetweetReply

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Eric Foster Injury: Colts DT Suffers Dislocated Ankle

Colts defensive tackle Eric Foster was carted off the field during Monday's game against the Buccaneers after suffering a gruesome injury to his right leg. According to Phillip Wilson of the Indianapolis Star, we have an official diagnosis: 

#Colts DT Eric Foster has dislocated right ankle ... that's report from sideline. Obviously was a very serious dislocation.
Oct 04 via TweetDeckFavoriteRetweetReply

 

The Colts probably won't offer an official estimate for how much time Foster will miss, but looking at the video, it wouldn't be a surprise at all if this was a season-ending injury. His right ankle was literally pointing 90 degrees in the wrong direction after teammate Tyler Brayton accidentally rolled into his legs.

The Colts have shown signs of life in Monday's game, but this is clearly something of a lost year. Even if Foster can stage a miraculous return by the end of the season, the odds of the Colts still being in playoff contention are slim to none. 

Foster is in his fourth season with the Colts, signing with the team as an undrafted free agent out of Rutgers in 2008. He's appeared in 48 games, including 18 starts. 

For more on the Colts, head to the SB Nation blog Stampede Blue.

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Eric Foster Injury Video: Colts DT Carted Off Field, May Have Broken Leg

Colts defensive tackle Eric Foster was taken off the field with an ugly injury near the end of the first half on Monday Night Football. Players from the Colts and Bucs knelt on the field as Foster was carted away for medical attention.

Foster appeared to get tangled up with Colts defensive end Tyler Brayton as the pair of linemen pursued Bucs QB Josh Freeman. In the video below, you can see Foster getting caught under Brayton's leg and crumpling to the turf.

Fair warning: the video is tough to watch — just ask anyone who saw it live. Anyone, including LeBron James.

Oh man! Just show a very nasty injury watching this Bucs vs Colts game. Best wishes and speedy recovery goes out to Eric Foster #ouch!!!
Oct 04 via UberSocial for BlackBerryFavoriteRetweetReply

 

The animated GIF is even more gut-wrenching, but it's provided below, too, if that's your thing.

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For more on the Colts, head to the SB Nation blog Stampede Blue. For more on the Bucs, head to SB Nation blog Bucs Nation.

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