Atlanta Falcons benefit from Arian Foster injury


Injuries are an unfortunate part of football and I never like to see any player go down, no matter the team. Tania Ganguli of ESPN wrote on Tuesday that Houston Texans running back Arian Foster suffered a groin injury and will require surgery.

This is the worst possible news for the Texans. With exception to J.J. Watt, this was the last guy Houston could afford to lose.

There are many question marks surrounding the Texans offense, and Foster was expected to lead the way with the ground game. It’s unknown when he will return, although it’s expected he will be back in 2015.

While there is no timetable for Foster’s recovery, we can assume he will be out of the Week 4 clash with the Atlanta Falcons on October 4.

Of course it’s incredibly disappointing for Foster and I hope he makes a full recovery as soon as possible, but I’m sure the Falcons won’t mind if he misses the game.

The Texans clash is the only game against a team outside of the NFC East in the first five weeks of the season. Atlanta faces a daunting start and Foster’s absence would give the Falcons a major advantage.

Matt Ryan and the offensive unit will face the tough task of keeping Watt and the Texans’ defensive front in check. The offensive line will have a long day trying to keep Ryan upright.

If Foster misses the game, the defense will have a much better day.

It’s unfortunate news for Foster and the Houston Texans, but I’m sure the Falcons will be hoping he returns in Week 5.

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