Arian Foster Issues Statement on Heart Surgery

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Last night it was reported that Houston Texans running back Arian Foster would undergo heart surgery to correct his irregular heartbeat. It was widely believed that Foster’s surgery was indeed going to happen but as it turns out, everyone was on board with the idea except the person who the surgery would actually be happening to.

Foster said on the Dan Patrick Show Friday morning that while the surgery is still a possibility, he doesn’t have any plans to get the procedure known as a heart ablation done anytime soon. But while he did say the surgery wasn’t off the table completely, the statement he released later on Friday told a different story.

“Thank you all for the concern. As of now, I have no complications with my blood pumper. There was a casual conversation with a reporter about my particular condition that turned public. But I have not, nor do I plan to anytime in the near future, have conversations with my doctors about any surgery. I am feeling well and am as exuberant as ever. Love and light to all those concerned!”

While irregular heartbeats are nothing to ever take lightly, Foster maintains that his condition isn’t serious and he thinks it’s just related to stress. His irregular heartbeat held him out of a game in December against the Vikings after he had only taken a few carries.

Topics: Arian Foster, Houston Texans

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