Huffpost Sports

Arian Foster Considering Heart Procedure: Report

Posted: Updated:
Getty Images
Getty Images

HOUSTON — Houston Texans running back Arian Foster says he's considering a heart procedure to address a condition that forced him out of a game.

Foster told the NFL Network's Alex Flanagan on Thursday that he will "likely undergo" a heart ablation in about a month. An ablation involves the use of a catheter to correct structural problems that can lead to an abnormal heartbeat, according to the Mayo Clinic's official Web site.

The 26-year-old Foster left in the third quarter of Houston's 23-6 loss to Minnesota on Dec. 23 with an irregular heartbeat. Coach Gary Kubiak said after the game that Foster had also experienced the problem in a practice.

Foster rushed for 1,424 yards and 15 touchdowns in 2012.

Around the Web

Texans' Arian Foster likely to undergo heart procedure -

Report: Heart procedure likely for Texans' Arian Foster

Arian Foster to Undergo Heart Procedure for Irregular Heartbeat ...

Arian Foster injury update: Texans RB planning to have heart ...

Report: Arian Foster likely to undergo heart surgery : ProFootballTalk

Texans' Arian Foster may undergo heart procedure -

PFT: Texans' Foster likely to have heart procedure

Roger Goodell to give NFL State of the League speech

From Our Partners