Houston Texans running back Arian Foster exited yesterday’s loss to the Minnesota Vikings due to what was later diagnosed as an irregular heartbeat, reports Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com.
"He's doing fine, and so that's why we took him out of the game," Texans coach Gary Kubiak said. "... It's something that happened once before in practice -- I'm not sure when it happened. It's just a precaution."
Foster exited in the third quarter of the contest. Prior to his irregular heartbeat, the running back had had an ineffective day, rushing for 15 yards on 10 carries while losing a fumble. It was his lowest rushing output since gaining only 29 yards on 17 carries against the Green Bay Packers on Oct. 14, but at least in that game he registered a pair of rushing touchdowns.
Following the game, Foster said that he’ll be “OK,” calling the situation “very minor.” While any injury-related issue to one of the game’s top running backs is a cause for concern, especially just weeks away from the playoffs, it appears that Foster will ultimately be alright.