The 2012 NFL season ended in disappointment for the Houston Texans with the team being knocked out of the NFL playoffs earlier than anticipated for a second straight year. The Texans were considered to be arguably the best all-around team in the league throughout the majority of the season with the high-powered offense led by Arian Foster along with being backed up by a lockdown defense headlined by up-and-comer and Defensive Player of the Year candidate J.J. Watt.
Even though the team was knocked out by the New England Patriots in the division round of the postseason, Houston is a team on the rise in the NFL with a promising future ahead if the team can stay healthy and intact moving forward.
In the regular-season finale against the Minnesota Vikings, Foster’s health was put in question due to an irregular heartbeat. The up-and-coming running back left the game against the Vikings, but was able to return in the first and second playoff games against the Cincinnati Bengals and Patriots.
Foster’s heart problem was thought to be minor and something that the 26-year-old would easily bounce back from, but apparently that might not be the case.
Reportedly, Foster may have to undergo a procedure on his heart during the off-season according to Alex Flanagan of the NFL Network via NFL.com:
Houston Texans running back Arian Foster likely will undergo a heart procedure in about a month after an irregular heartbeat reappeared and forced him out of a Week 16 game against theMinnesota Vikings, NFL Network’s Alex Flanagan reported Thursday.
The route of the Foster’s heart problem has yet to be determined by doctors, but it appears to be the consensus that the ailment is caused by stress.
Foster put up impressive numbers for the Texans once again this season with 1,641 total yards and 17 total touchdowns. Foster led the league in rushing touchdowns (15) as well as rushing attempts (351) and continues to led the way for the Texans as the team’s best offensive threat alongside wide receiver Andre Johnson.