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Foster leaves Sunday’s game with irregular heartbeat

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During Sunday’s loss to the Vikings, Texans running back Arian Foster left with what was described as an illness.

After the game, coach Gary Kubiak called it an irregular heartbeat.

According to Tania Ganguli of the Houston Chronicle, Kubiak added that Foster could have returned.  John McClain of the Chronicle adds that Kubiak said it happened before in practice, and that it’s not regarded as serious.

That’s good news.  But an irregular heartbeat always sounds serious, especially if you’re the person who has it.

UPDATE 5:01 p.m. ET:  The Texans have issued a quote from Foster, who left the locker room before reporters were given access.  “I’ll be fine,” Foster said.  “I’ll be okay.  It’s a very minor situation, so I’ll be okay.”

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26 Responses to “Foster leaves Sunday’s game with irregular heartbeat”
  1. texanfan62 says: Dec 23, 2012 4:45 PM

    Glad Arian is all right. The Texans aren’t. McNair Should’ve signed Peyton Manning, Schaub isn’t a big time QB. Might have to play TJ Yates, at least he won a playoff game.

  2. themagicman1223 says: Dec 23, 2012 4:49 PM

    Glad Arian is all right. The Texans aren’t. McNair Should’ve signed Peyton Manning, Schaub isn’t a big time QB. Might have to play TJ Yates, at least he won a playoff game.
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    T.J Yates might be the future, but Schaub is the better quaterback right now.

  3. jerrykill4pres says: Dec 23, 2012 4:50 PM

    An irregular heartbeat can be very serious. Depending upon how many bpm the heartbeat is at. I went thru it once as well.. went in and it was at 166bpm… Anytime your anywhere near there, it could cause a stroke or heart attack. Hopefully he will be ok, and back out on the field soon.

  4. govtminion says: Dec 23, 2012 4:51 PM

    Hoping he’s okay- sure doesn’t sound good to me.

  5. dalucks says: Dec 23, 2012 4:59 PM

    In the era of player safety first, how can a coach say that a player could have returned to the game with an irregular heartbeat? SMH.

  6. thereisfootballwestofjersey says: Dec 23, 2012 4:59 PM

    Really like this guy. Glad its nothing serious

  7. dinklespiel says: Dec 23, 2012 5:05 PM

    Sure hpoe Foster’ alright.

  8. ausernamethatisavailable says: Dec 23, 2012 5:08 PM

    Hope he is ok. I am no dr but you have to wonder if it would help to eat some meat.

  9. nepo784 says: Dec 23, 2012 5:09 PM

    I’m no Texans fan but that does not sound good. Foster is one of the good guys in the NFL and hope this is something that doesn’t hinder not just the immediate but distant future in the NFL and life

  10. waterfalldungeon says: Dec 23, 2012 5:10 PM

    Irregular Heartbeats are a very, very common thing for a whole, whole, whole, lot of people. Probably more people have irregular heartbeats of some kind than people who don’t.
    It is usually not that big of a deal at all. AT ALL.

    The guy who said that a really fast heartbeat can cause a heart attack or stroke is giving very misleading information, as a heart usually has to be at the constant accelerated rate for a couple of DAYS before it could reach that level of severity.

    The basic rule when it comes to an irregular heartbeat is, if it doesn’t hurt, it’s no big deal.

  11. twfur says: Dec 23, 2012 5:14 PM

    Looks like Eric Dickerson record is safe. AP will never get 208yds vs the Pack..

  12. jerrykill4pres says: Dec 23, 2012 5:22 PM

    If Kubiak said Foster could have come back in he’s crazy! Irregular heartbeat isn’t brought back to normal in a short period of time!

    The only way to get his heart back to a normal rhythm is thru medication,(toprol, coumadin) which takes several hours, or by having it “shocked” back to a normal rhythm. Which doesn’t happen fast either. They need to sedate you to the point of your heart stopping, and then “shock” it back. It restores a normal rhythm.

    Afib is nothing to mess around with. Hope for the sake of Foster, they handle this right. He’s got a great career ahead of him. He’s a very good RB.. Just treat this with caution.

    Hopefully everything turns out great for him and the Texans.

    (vikings fan)

  13. joe400e says: Dec 23, 2012 5:23 PM

    Too much Adderall

  14. buckcharmer says: Dec 23, 2012 5:26 PM

    Adrian won’t run for 208 against the pack? Thats why he put 210 up against them in Lambeau

  15. texanfan62 says: Dec 23, 2012 5:27 PM

    Hey Magicman, TJ Yates has WON a playoff game. Matt Schaub hasn’t sniffed the playoffs. He probably is better, but not much better.

  16. texanfan62 says: Dec 23, 2012 5:28 PM

    Great game by the Vikings, hope they make the playoffs.

  17. gnarlswoodson says: Dec 23, 2012 5:36 PM

    Adrian will not run for 208 yards on the Packers, anyone who thinks he will repeat anything close to that first performance is delusional. Difference between that game and this one? 4 words. Clay Matthews, Charles Woodson.

  18. 1oldpro says: Dec 23, 2012 5:37 PM

    The entire Texans team had heart problems today.

  19. ilovefoolsball says: Dec 23, 2012 5:52 PM

    Too bad the Texans can’t play the falcons in the playoffs. That would be an awesome match of regular season champion/post season phonies!

  20. purpblooded says: Dec 23, 2012 6:13 PM

    Have you ever seen a QB go down easyer than Shaub? Winfield barely touched him.

  21. peytonsneck18 says: Dec 23, 2012 6:26 PM

    Too bad the Texans can’t play the falcons in the playoffs. That would be an awesome match of regular season champion/post season phonies!

    the lol post of the week

  22. conormacleod says: Dec 23, 2012 6:32 PM

    Probably more people have irregular heartbeats of some kind than people who don’t.
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    What?!?!?! You sir, are an idiot. That’s why it is called “irregular”. Because its not normal!! And I would say playing NFL football puts just a bit more stress on the heart than a desk job.

  23. billbrasky72 says: Dec 23, 2012 6:33 PM

    The thought of getting lit up by Harrison Smith would give me an irregular heartbeat as well.

  24. conormacleod says: Dec 23, 2012 6:35 PM

    Difference between that game and this one? 4 words. Clay Matthews, Charles Woodson.
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    Yes, a pass rushing specialist that averages 3 tackles a game and an aging corner that can’t tackle will be a difference in stopping AP. Please. Just stop. I’m not saying AP gains 210 yards again, but these two guys help the Packers against the pass, not the run.

  25. denverdude7 says: Dec 23, 2012 7:01 PM

    Updated Playoff Seedings After Week 17:

    1. Denver
    2. Houston
    3. New England
    4. Baltimore
    5. Indianapolis
    6. Cincinnatti

    So much for the road to the Super Bowl going through Houston.

  26. trevor123698 says: Dec 23, 2012 7:54 PM

    No surprise to me. this man knows nothing about health and diet and is doing the complete opposite of the diet you would need for a strong heart. There is no such thing as a vegetarian animal in this world. Even cows are carnivores.

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