Washington Redskins LB Reuben Foster took the practice field for the first time with his team but unfortunately lasted for a few minutes.
According to reports out of Redskins’ OTA, Foster suffered a serious knee/leg injury and was carted off:
Looks like Reuben Foster is down with an injury. Looks hurt. Bruce Allen and Greg Manusky standing there watching him. pic.twitter.com/rnspPPsRfp
— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) May 20, 2019
#Redskins LB Reuben Foster carted off just now. Left leg injury. Sobbing as he was driven back to the team facility.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) May 20, 2019
On the second play of OTAs, LB Reuben Foster was pushed to the turf and immediately grabbed his left knee and screamed out in pain. He’s been on the turf for five minutes now and the cart is out @TheAthleticDC #HTTR
— Rhiannon Walker (@InstantRHIplay) May 20, 2019
This is tough for Foster, who was recently reinstated off the Commissioner’s List after an NFL investigation found he did not violate the league’s personal conduct policy during a dispute with his ex-girlfriend. Washington, meanwhile, loses a talented linebacker who would’ve gone a long way towards sustaining a high level of defensive success.
UPDATE: Foster’s injury has been diagnosed as a torn ACL. He will miss the season.