The Houston Texans are now without running back Arian Foster and linebacker Brian Cushing after both men suffered Sunday injuries and exited the game.
Arian Foster aggravated an already picky hamstring injury and Brian Cushing exited the game with a left knee injury.
Foster experienced his exit in the first quarter. At first Foster simply moved to the sideline but after an evaluation he made his way to the locker room. Later Foster returned to the sideline in sweatpants and a sweatshirt.
Cushing suffered a left knee injury in the third quarter after the helmet of Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles hit the linebacker’s knee. The injury occurred on the knee that Cushing had previously had surgically repaired.
After being hit Cushing remained on the ground as trainers for the Houston Texas ran out to check on his injury. Cushing originally tore an nterior cruciate ligament in Week 5 of the 2012 season.
Trainers helped Brian off the field after he was unable to place any pressure on his leg. A cart picked him up from the sideline and carried him to the teams locker room for further evaluation.
Before his injury Foster had 11 yards on four carries. Filling in for the injured running back was Ben Tate. Also available for backup was fullback Greg Jones.
Arian Foster was on the injury report last week with a hamstring issue. Despite that injury report listing the Houston Texans only kept two running backs active for the game.
A full report on both Foster and Cushing has not been provided at this time. We don’t know if the men both underwent X-rays or if an MRI will be needed for either injury.
Do you think the Houston Texans can win games in the NFL with both Arian Foster and Brian Cushing left to watch from the sidelines?