Arian Foster Likely to Have Heart Procedure
Houston Texans work horse running back Arian Foster is looking to undergo a heart procedure in about a month. NFL Network’s Alex Flanagan reported on Thursday that Foster first thought about this procedure after he was forced from Week 16’s game against the Minnesota Vikings.
This issue has been present since Foster was 12-years-old, since then he has had about eight reported incidents where his heart began to race uncontrollably. The game against the Vikings was the first time that it occurred during a game.
Surgery in general is never a good thing to have to deal with and heart surgery might be the worst next to brain, so you can only hope that everything goes well for the former Pro-Bowl running back. But before he goes under the knife doctors are interested in seeing just exactly what triggers these incidents.
As of now doctors feel like stress could be a leading factor, but for now it is just speculation. Former Houston Rockets star Hakeem Olajuwan had the same heart issues as Foster; his trigger was drinking cold water, so anything could really bring this on.
Hopefully everything goes in favor of Foster and he doesn’t have to miss any time, which doesn’t look to be an issue going in to the procedure.