Reuben Foster suffers season-ending ACL tear, possible artery damage

Chris Lingebach
May 20, 2019 - 6:19 pm

The Redskins did not get the good news they were hoping for with injured linebacker Reuben Foster, who suffered a season-ending ACL tear Monday, a source tells 106.7 The Fan's Craig Hoffman.

JP Finlay reported earlier Monday evening that, along with an ACL tear, Foster may have also suffered artery damage in his injured left leg.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media is describing the injury as "major" and "significant," seemingly corroborating Finlay's report by noting "additional damage."

Foster suffered the injury after stepping on offensive lineman Tyler Catalina's foot, causing Foster to land "funny on his left leg," Redskins coach Jay Gruden said Monday. Foster had to be carted off the field and was taken to get an MRI.

Gruden didn't have much information to offer other than his hope for good news on Foster as they awaited the MRI results.

When a reporter noted a player being carted off the field doesn't typically yield good news, Gruden said, "Yeah, especially Reuben's... the type of player that he is, the energy that he brings, he wouldn't be laying down unless something was wrong."

"But we'll hope for the best right now until we get the results," he added. "But very concerning for sure. Yeah. So I'll just have to wait and see before I get too emotional about it."

Horrible news on the first day of OTAs.

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