Report: Arian Foster likely to undergo heart surgery

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Houston running back Arian Foster was forced to leave the Texans’ Week 16 loss to the Minnesota Vikings due to an irregular heartbeat that surfaced during the game.

It was considered a minor issue at the time and didn’t keep Foster from playing in any of the Texans’ remaining games this season. However, it’s an issue Foster appears to be looking into correcting.

According to Alex Flanagan of the NFL Network, Foster is likely to undergo a procedure on his heart in about a month to correct the issue. Foster has apparently experienced issues with his heart dating back to when he was 12 years old but the episode against the Vikings was the first time he’d experienced it in a game.

Even though the episodes of irregular heartbeat themselves may be considered minor, heart surgery isn’t. Hopefully, Foster’s surgery goes by the book and he’s back and ready to go for the start of next season.