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Redskins LB Reuben Foster has successful surgery to repair torn ACL/LCL

On the road to recovery

Arizona Cardinals vs San Francisco 49ers Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images

Reuben Foster was set to play a big role in the Redskins defense this year. He was claimed by the Redskins after being released by the 49ers following another domestic violence incident. Foster finished the season on the NFL Commissioner's Exempt List.

The charges were later dropped, and Foster was fined two game checks, but did not receive any game suspensions from the league. This cleared the path for Foster to earn a spot on the Redskins defense.

Then disaster struck, and Foster went down on the third snap of last Monday's OTAs. Early reports were pretty grim, with reports of a torn ACL and additional damage possibly involving an artery. Speculation ran rampant about the severity of the injury, and Foster's long-term prognosis.

It was reported that Foster had successful surgery to repair his ACL, but Ian Rapoport adds that Foster's additional damage was to his LCL. This is good news for Foster and the Redskins if there is no additional damage. He is reportedly already lifting his leg, and he should be ready to go for next season.