Arian Foster decided to post a picture of his injured hamstring on Twitter and the social media world is responding.
“This is an MRI of my hamstring,” Foster tweeted Wednesday. “The white stuff surrounding the muscle is known in the medical world as anti-awesomeness.”
Of course, everybody picked this up and ESPN got their sport’s medicine expert, Dr. Michael Kaplan, to analyze the MRI.
According to Kaplan: “A return to the field would not be expected before three to four weeks,” ESPN.com reported. “Premature exertion risks re-tear and longer convalescence.”
He said the picture tweeted by Foster shows “considerable muscle damage with bleeding and swelling.” Treatment for Foster’s injury consist of rest, physical therapy and some additional treatment, Kaplan said.
Said ESPN’s John Clayton on Twitter: “Arian Foster tweeted his hamstring MRI and it sure doesn’t look like he’s been in the lineup when the season starts. He has a tear.”
Apparently, Foster doesn’t think his injury is serious, prompting him to post the picture on Twitter.
“If I had a “significant injury” why post it?” he said. “I’ll be fine, it was jus meant to make fun of the whole situation. Humor is lost nowadays.”
Foster received a lot of support from Texans fans who would like last year’s league leading rusher to repeat his performance. But there were also those out there who were concerned for more selfish reasons: their fantasy team.
“4 those sincerely concerned, I’m doing ok & plan 2 B back by opening day. 4 those worried abt your fantasy team, u ppl are sick,” he tweeted Monday.
Foster injured his hamstring on Saturday during a preseason game with the San Francisco 49ers.