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.
#Redskins LB Reuben Foster, who underwent successful surgery from Dr. James Andrews on Tuesday, suffered a torn ACL and LCL, sources say. The LCL was the additional damage. Foster is already raising his leg and should be good to go for the 2020 regular season.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 31, 2019
After Wednesday’s open session, I was told you wouldn’t even know the injury had happened. Reuben Foster is upbeat and ready to start making his way through the rehab process. #HTTR— Rhiannon Walker (@InstantRHIplay) May 31, 2019
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.