Redskins coach Jay Gruden calls Reuben Foster’s knee injury ‘very concerning’
During their first day of organized team activities on Monday, Washington Redskins linebacker Reuben Foster went down with an injury to his left leg that was severe enough to warrant him being be carted off the field. Speaking to the media later, coach Jay Gruden didn’t sound too optimistic about what happened.
“He wouldn’t be laying down unless something was wrong. We’ll hope for the best right now until we get the results, but very concerning for sure,” Gruden said, per Pro Football Talk’s Michael David Smith. “I’ll just have to wait and see before I get too emotional about it.”
Gruden went on to say that Foster was on his way to getting more medical tests done, and that there would be an update on his status after that.
“He’s going to get his MRI,” Gruden said. “We don’t have any information right now. He just ran through a gap, stepped on [guard Tyler] Catalina’s foot and landed funny on his left leg.”
According to reports, Reuben Foster seemed to suffer the injury after getting pushed to the ground while trying to run through a gap during the practice. While players gathered around Foster, it looked as if he was unable to put much weight on it, causing the need for the cart.
A first-round draft pick in 2017 for the San Francisco 49ers, Foster has been a supremely talented player when on the field, but has had issues staying on it. In 2018, Foster was suspended for two games for violating the league’s personal conduct policy after running into legal issues regarding a weapons and misdemeanor drug offense.
Later in the year, Foster was released from the 49ers after being arrested for a domestic violence issue. Although Washington did claim him off waivers, Foster hasn’t played in any games for the team, and was only just cleared to practice for the first time this spring after charges against him were dropped.