It has been eight months since Reuben Foster went down with a serious non-contact knee injury during OTAs. And according to a new report, the Redskins linebacker has only recently regained the feeling in his toes.
The NFL Network reported Sunday that Foster suffered “significant nerve damage” in addition to his torn ACL, MCL and LCL when he was injured in May. The 25-year-old is still under contract, but there is no timetable for his return.
The Redskins, of course, signed Foster in November 2018 — days after the San Francisco 49ers released the former first-rounder for another domestic violence arrest. Charges were later dropped, but the signing sparked a large backlash when it happened.
With his legal troubles behind him, the Redskins were hoping for Foster to be an important piece in 2019. But minutes into their first offseason practice, Foster went down — needing a cart to get him back into the team facility.
Now months later, Foster’s agent, Malki Kawa, told NFL Network that his client is only now “regaining feeling and power” in his leg.
“He’s got feeling in his toes, the underside of his foot, the side of his foot,” Kawa said. “The nerve is starting to fire again.”
Kawa said the next 60 days for Foster are key, adding he has made significant progress.
Foster is entering the final year of his deal in 2020.
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