We now know for sure that running back D’Onta Foreman’s season is over as the Houston Texans hope that Will Fuller and Alfred Blue will be OK to play in week 12.
While talking to the media on Monday morning, Houston Texans’ head coach Bill O’Brien gave some injury updates on rookie running back D’Onta Foreman, wide receiver Will Fuller and running back Alfred Blue.
First of all, it’s been confirmed that Foreman did in fact rupture his Achilles tendon, so he will no longer play this season. Hopefully he’ll be healthy in time for training camp next summer.
With Foreman out, the Texans will need Blue to help them a lot going forward. O’Brien expects him to be ready for next Monday night’s game against the Baltimore Ravens.
When it comes to Fuller, he missed this past Sunday’s game with a rib injury and O’Brien isn’t sure whether or not he will be healthy enough to play.
We now know that Foreman of course won’t be playing next Monday, but there is a chance that Fuller could get back on the field, along with cornerback Kevin Johnson who suffered a concussion during Sunday’s win over the Arizona Cardinals.
Having Blue on the field will help, since he’s a veteran that knows the offense, but he doesn’t bring the same burst and quickness that Foreman has. So there will be a drop off in production.
I’m not sure starting running back Lamar Miller can pick up the load left behind by Foreman, who had 10 carries against the Cardinals.
Miller had 22 by himself on Sunday. Houston doesn’t need to over work Miller and risk him getting injured. It will be interesting to see how the offense changes.