Nagging injuries are an accepted part of playing in the NFL, but there's nothing worse than when they ultimately end your season early.
Players work all year to get ready for the campaign, and then to have it cut short just halfway through is about the worst thing that could happen.
Unfortunately, Washington linebacker Mason Foster has to come to terms with this Friday.
Washington LB Mason Foster expected to be placed on IR with torn labrum.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 27, 2017
Just a terrible way to end things for a standout player.
It's even more insane when you learn that this isn't an injury he sustained recently.
Mason Foster played 3 games with torn labrum. Spencer Long played a half with tendinitis in both knees. I have no idea how these guys do it.— Master Tesfatsion (@MasterTes) October 27, 2017
I sometimes don't want to get out of bed because my back is sore. Foster played three full speed professional football games with a torn labrum. He's incredible.
Eventually, though, the pain became too much for Foster, and now he's finally getting surgery to repair his labrum. It's a shame, because he was having another solid season with 31 tackles, 0.5 sacks and a single interception. Of course, he's coming off a career year in Washington, notching 124 total tackles.
Still, he seemed motivated and ready for a comeback next year.
“Do not go gentle into that good night.— Mason_Foster (@Mason_Foster) October 27, 2017
Rage, rage against the dying of the light” pic.twitter.com/14rBj3cpfq
Here's hoping we get to watch Foster on a football field again by Week 1.