UPDATE: NFL Network reports Reuben Foster suffered “a torn ACL, plus additional damage.” Bad news for Washington. Original story below.
Redskins linebacker Reuben Foster was carted off not too long into Washington’s first OTA practice on Monday, according to multiple reports:
#Redskins LB Reuben Foster carted off just now. Left leg injury. Sobbing as he was driven back to the team facility.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) May 20, 2019
Redskins linebacker Reuben Foster was carted off the practice field after the team's third rep at the start of their first organized team activity practice. Foster slammed the turf multiple times with his fist and was comforted by several team officials. pic.twitter.com/K0PMxePLv6— John Keim (@john_keim) May 20, 2019
There’s been no official update on Foster’s exact injury but the outlook clearly isn’t looking great if he’s crying while being carted off the field.
Foster being significantly injured would be bad news for a Washington team that was counting on him to start for them this year. Washington cut former starting linebacker Zack Brown, who ultimately stayed in the NFC East by signing with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Washington claimed Foster off waivers last November after the San Francisco 49ers cut their former first-round pick following news of Foster’s second domestic violence charge. The charges were ultimately dropped and Foster was only fined two games checks.
But even though Foster dodged suspension, it looks like he very well might be missing games now due to injury.
Foster’s situation is a reminder of the risk that spring practices bring. The Eagles will be hoping to avoid these kind of injuries when they begin their OTA practice schedule tomorrow, May 21.
The Eagles will host Washington in Week 1 this season before then facing them again at FedEx Field in Week 15.