Former Houston Texans running back D’Onta Foreman suffered a major setback, leaving his season in doubt with the Indianapolis Colts.
The Houston Texans released running back D’Onta Foreman at a time when they didn’t have depth behind him at the back-up running back spot until they added Duke Johnson in a trade with the Cleveland Browns. This is why the decision to part ways with Foreman was quite surprising and very sudden at that time.
We had heard the Texans felt Foreman simply needed a change of scenery, as they thought he had become lazy and immature. Almost immediately after the Texans dumped him, the Indianapolis Colts signed him, causing many Texans fans to think Foreman was going to make Bill O’Brien regret releasing him.
I personally was expecting Foreman to have a career year in Indianapolis and remind us all of the player he was at the University of Texas. Foreman became the first Longhorn since Ricky Williams to rush for 2,000 yards in a single season.
Not only that, Foreman is the only other Longhorn running back to have 2,000 rushing yards in a single season besides Williams. That is impressive considering the backs that have come out of Texas, including the late Cedric Benson, Jamaal Charles, and Earl Campbell.
This is why the latest news on Foreman is saddening, courtesy of Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.
Foreman tore his biceps in Colts camp and was placed on injured reserve this week. Foreman joined the Colts after training camp had already started, so he was already playing catch up with learning coach Frank Reich‘s offense and playbook. This latest setback could possibly keep him out for up to four months, which is nearly the entire 2019 regular season.
If you recall, Foreman had just gotten back healthy from the torn Achilles injury he suffered during his rookie season in 2017. It seems like Foreman can’t catch a break with the injury bug, but hopefully he’s able to return healthy and get back on the field sooner than later.
Foreman is still just 23 years old and would presumably have more opportunities in the NFL as long as he can stay healthy.