Arian Foster seeking to avoid season-ending back surgery

Donald Miralle

Foster is speaking with specialists in hopes of avoiding season-ending back surgery.

Arian Foster has been dealing with a hamstring injury for weeks. Now, the Houston Texans running back is reportedly dealing with a back injury. According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, Foster is seeing specialists in hopes that he can receive treatment that will keep him from undergoing season-ending surgery.

McClain said that the Foster has an issue with a disc in his back. Foster also dealt with back problems during the offseason and through training camp and preseason.

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Foster appears to be doing everything he can in hopes of suiting up again this season. The Texans are 2-6 on the year, however, and don't have much incentive to rush the running back into action given that a berth in NFL Playoffs has been all but ruled out.

Foster was marked as "out" for Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals on the Texans' Friday injury report. He will be deactivated for the first time this season, though he has been knocked out of two games already. He left last week's game against the Indianapolis Colts with the back injury before he had time to record a carry.

For the season, Foster has 121 carries for 542 yards and a touchdown on the ground, and 22 receptions for 183 yards and another touchdown as a receiver.

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