Torn ACL for Reuben Foster, likely done for the 2019 season
Washington Redskins fans worst fears were confirmed last evening when Ian Rapoport reported that Reuben Foster is believed to have a torn ACL and possible additional damage. Foster went down three plays into OTA’s yesterday after stepping on the foot of teammate Tyler Catalina. The 25 year old out of Alabama is schedule to see a specialist to get a full picture of the injury.
Foster was picked up off of waivers by the Redskins in November after being released by the San Francisco 49ers. It was expected that he would start at inside linebacker for the Redskins in 2019. The 49ers drafted Foster with the 31st overall pick in the 2017 draft. Since being drafted, Foster has shown flashes of dominance, but has had trouble staying on the field. Injuries caused him to miss six games in 2017 and violations of the NFL’s personal conduct policy cost him ten games in 2018.
After being suspended for the first two games of the 2018 season due to weapons and drug offenses, Foster was placed on the commissioner’s exempt list after a domestic violence arrest on November 24, 2018. The 49ers immediately released Foster and the Redskins were the only team to put in a waiver claim. Redskins officials stated that they spoke with Foster’s former Alabama teammates and felt that the Redskins could provided the best possible environment for him to succeed. In April, an internal NFL investigation found no grounds for Foster to be suspended.