Update on Arian Foster

Arian Foster has been side-lined for months with an Achilles injuryBack in October, Texans’ running back Arian Foster suffered a fully torn Achilles tendon in the last five minutes of play against the Miami Dolphins (who won the game by a lot.)

After months of rehabbing (apparently alongside Steve Nash), the docs at Houston Methodist Hospital have cleared the star to get back to jogging: but he’s still not allowed to pivot, cut or do any kind of ‘explosive activity.’ In translation—he can’t actually play football yet, but Foster can start working out again (gently) in the hopes of rebuilding enough strength to safely get back on the field.

2015 was not an easy year for Foster—he was just coming back from a groin injury when his Achilles tear occurred. Luckily for the star and the team, he will be able to rest through the off-season and, hopefully, come back with renewed strength and health.

When it comes to Achilles injuries like Foster’s, surgery is often a necessary part of recovery but, regardless of whether or not you need to have an operation, rest and rehab will be crucial to getting back to your former level of ability. If you are dealing with an Achilles injury and need help with your recovery, schedule an appointment with Dr. Andrew Schneider immediately.

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Dr. Andrew Schneider is a podiatrist and foot surgeon at Tanglewood Foot Specialists in Houston, TX.