What D’Onta Foreman’s injury means for the Texans

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The Houston Texans likely lost another offensive weapon in rookie running back D’Onta Foreman during Sunday’s win over the Arizona Cardinals.

It feels like every other week the Houston Texans end up losing a player to a season-ending injury.

After Sunday’s win over the Arizona Cardinals, it seems as though rookie running back D’Onta Foreman is done for the remainder of the season after suffering an apparent torn Achilles while scoring his second touchdown of the day.

Foreman may not have been receiving the bulk of the carries in the Texans’ backfield, but he was a great change of pace back that showed more burst to the outside than veteran Lamar Miller.

Foreman gave the Texans offense an added dimension with their running game that no other back on their roster has. So losing him won’t help a unit that has to rely on the running game more with Tom Savage now under center.

The Texans will now have to rely on veteran running back Alfred Blue to spell Miller. The problem is that Blue is an average player and has had a hard time staying healthy this season. He was inactive on Sunday with a hamstring injury and also missed time earlier in the year with a high ankle sprain.

If Blue can’t stay healthy, the Texans will need to look to the 27 year-old Jordan Todman for help. He’s rushed for a total of 531 yards and three touchdowns during his career with an average of 4.3 yards per carry. So he sounds like a reliable player that can move the chains.

I would also expect the Texans to sign a free agent this week, if they do end up having to put Foreman on injured reserve.

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