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Circumstances of Arian Foster's brutal injury leave Texans fans furious

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Houston Texans fans were spoilt for choice when looking for reasons to complain at what was unfolding on the gridiron yesterday.

Giving up 41 points in the first half against Miami, there were errors galore from Texans players and staff alike.


One issue, though, that has irked the Texan franchise's fanbase more than most is the season-ending injury to running back Arian Foster. Or, more precisely, the circumstances that led to the star's torn Achilles.


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Foster went down with the non-contact injury late in the fourth quarter against the Dolphins, compounding a horrific day all round for the Texans.

Fan anger

And, although the nature of the injury couldn't have been predicted, Texans fans are up in arms that their talismanic player was even out on the field when the game was long gone as a contest. 

Taking to social media, Houston fans vented their frustration at Bill O'Brien and his staff's decision to risk the fairly injury-prone veteran in a blowout scenario.

Add that to the fact he had been put out there to run a route, not even to get handed the ball, and Texans fans' frustration at the team's hierarchy is understandable.

Hopes crushed

Despite sitting on a 2-5 record after yesterday's embarrassment, the Texans are still in second place in a putrid AFC South division. 

Had they escaped Sunday's 44-26 loss with Foster fit and healthy, they, some would still have had a chance to salvage their season.

Instead, it is all but over now after they paid the ultimate price for trying to save face versus Miami.

Texans fans: Who is to blame for the team's issues? Should O'Brien be fired? Have your say in the comments below...

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