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Texans: Foster Doesn't Need Heart Procedure

On Thursday, Alex Flanagan of the NFL Network reported that Texans running back Arian Foster was likely to undergo a heart procedure after being forced out of a game during the regular season because of an irregular heartbeat.

There isnt unanimous opinion about the necessity of the operation, however. Texans General Manager Rick Smith said Friday that the teams physicians dont think Foster needs to have an operation because of the irregular heartbeat, which Foster has dealt with since childhood.

Our medical team continues to monitor it. He missed half of a practice and half of a game and the doctors treated him. Were comfortable with where he is, Smith said, via Mark Berman of KRIV in Houston.

For more on this story visit: Josh Alper, NBC Sports Pro Football Talk


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