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.
Foster ran for 140 yards and one TD on 32 carries in Saturday's playoff win.|||||||
Foster became the first NFL player to have 100-yard games in each of his first three playoff games.
Foster ran 16 times for 96 yards and a touchdown in Houston's loss to Indianapolis on Sunday.|||||||
Foster finished the season sixth in the NFL with 1,424 rushing yards.
Foster left Sunday's 23-6 loss to the Minnesota Vikings with an irregular heartbeat. "I'll be OK," Foster said. "It's a very minor situation, so I'll be OK."|||||||
Foster, the team's leading rusher, left the game after rushing for 15 yards on 10 carries. He also had two catches for 14 yards. His last play came with about nine minutes left in the third quarter. Ben Tate took over after Foster left the game. The medical staff told coach Gary Kubiak that Foster was OK late in Sunday's game and could return. But Kubiak thought it would be best to give him the rest of the game off.
On Sunday against the Colts, Foster ran for a season-high 165 yards to leave him with 1,313 yards rushing.|||||||
This is his third straight year with at least 1,200 rushing yards.