After just four games with the Miami Dolphins, running back Arian Foster announced Monday he is retiring from the NFL.
— UNINTERRUPTED (@uninterrupted) October 25, 2016
In this blurb, Foster makes the situation more peachy than how it is being reported by others.
Arian Foster had another lower body, soft-tissue injury. Injuries just piled up – too many. So after a great run, Arian Foster is retiring.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 25, 2016
Asked why former #Dolphins RB Arian Foster is retiring, it’s because his heart couldn’t take another rehab, even for a minor injury. Wow.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 25, 2016
Aside from not wanting to deal with another rehab stint, it could be seen this offseason that Foster didn’t love the sport like he used to. Foster said he hardly ever watched football since he was no a part of the NFL.
The four-time Pro Bowl selection leaves the NFL in the midst of his eighth season in the league. He signed with the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent in 2009 and played his first seven years with Houston before being released by the Texans in March.
Prior to this season, Foster signed with the Dolphins and was expected to be a part of Miami’s running game. Instead, Foster only started two of the Dolphins’ first four games and only rushed for 55 yards on 22 carries. He made more headlines off the field with national anthem protests and a nagging hamstring injury. Foster’s playing time was basically gone when Jay Ajayi went for more than 200 yards each of the past two weeks.
With this news just breaking, we will likely get more information about Foster and the situation in Miami. All we know is that Foster was a long way from his 2010 All-Pro season, when he led the league in touchdowns and rushing yards.