The Houston Texans would have been hoping to fly under the radar ahead of the 2015 NFL season.
The Texans may well be the starring team on Hard Knocks this year, but they will have been wishing for no drama as they look to improve on last season and make a push for the playoffs.
That won't be happening however, and they may be back in tank mode, after it was confirmed that Arian Foster will need groin surgery and could miss a huge chunk of the season.
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According to a report from the ever-reliable Adam Schefter of ESPN, after hours of conflicting reports about the status of the star running back, Foster will indeed be forced to undergo surgery to try and repair the injury he suffered yesterday.
8 Games Out
And the surgery could be serious enough for the Texans to place the Pro Bowler on the short-term injured reserve list, which would mean that he would be forced nearly half of the season.
“We have no idea how much time he’s going to miss,” Houston head coach Bill O’Brien said.
“I feel bad for him. He worked extremely hard and came back in great shape. He was practicing well. I have a ton of respect for the guy."
Foster suffered a groin injury on a pass play Monday night during the Texans' first fully padded training camp practice.
The 28-year old ranked sixth in the NFL last season with 1,246 rushing yards even though injuries caused him to miss three games entirely and parts of three others.
This will also have a huge impact on his fantasy football value, turning him from a surefire first round pickup to a late stash.