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EllisUnit
08-31-2011, 11:24 PM
http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/6913877/arian-foster-houston-texans-tweets-mri-photo-hamstring

Houston Texans running back Arian Foster on Wednesday posted a picture of an MRI of his hamstring on Twitter, prompting questions about the severity of his injury and his openness about it.

"This is an MRI of my hamstring, The white stuff surrounding the muscle is known in the medical world as anti-awesomeness," he wrote, providing a link to a picture of the MRI image.

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Dr. Michael Kaplan, ESPN's sports medicine expert, provided his own analysis of Foster's injury Wednesday and said that it is significant, based on the image the running back posted.

"The MRI scan tweeted by Foster demonstrates considerable muscle damage with bleeding and swelling," Kaplan said. "Treatment is conservative. Rest, physical therapy with stretching and ultrasound, and anti-inflammatory medicine will be employed. Foster will use a gradual strengthening program when he's ready. A return to the field would not be expected before three to four weeks. Premature exertion risks re-tear and longer convalescence."

The NFL said in a statement to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter that the league's Twitter policy did not cover Foster's actions and any discipline would be at the team's discretion.

"We are aware that Arian tweeted a picture of his MRI," Texans general manager Rick Smith said in a statement. "It is a violation of team policy to disclose medical information via social media and he is aware of that. We will handle the situation internally."

Foster defended providing the image to his Twitter followers with a tweet later Wednesday.

"If I had a 'significant injury' why post it? I'll be fine, it was jus meant to make fun of the whole situation. Humor is lost nowadays," he wrote.

On Sunday, Texans coach Gary Kubiak said he was optimistic that Foster would be ready for the team's regular-season opener against the Indianapolis Colts.

Foster sat out Houston's preseason opener, then rushed five times for 47 yards and two touchdowns in the Texans' 27-14 win over New Orleans on Aug. 20. He was hurt on his eighth carry against the 49ers on Saturday.

"Looks like we're dealing with the same thing we were dealing with at the start of camp," Kubiak said Sunday. "Hopefully, we can get him back on the rehab train, and get him ready for opening day. He'll be day to day."

Kubiak said head athletic trainer Geoff Kaplan offered a "very positive" outlook for Foster's recovery, though Kubiak stopped short of saying Foster would definitely be healed in time for the Sept. 11 opener against Indianapolis.

"Until he hops back out there, there's a concern," Kubiak said. "But it sounds like we're heading in the right direction."

Trap_Star
08-31-2011, 11:26 PM
so you guys think carr will be a better pick than harrington? i hope so. he needs to lead our new franchise to glory.

EllisUnit
08-31-2011, 11:26 PM
Gotta love the guy, he actually likes for us to know all these things that the team would of kept quiet and would of left us guessing !

michaelm
08-31-2011, 11:27 PM
I'm going to hazard a guess that you haven't been on the message board very much today...

EllisUnit
08-31-2011, 11:28 PM
so you guys think carr will be a better pick than harrington? i hope so. he needs to lead our new franchise to glory.

idonno:idonno:

EllisUnit
08-31-2011, 11:30 PM
I'm going to hazard a guess that you haven't been on the message board very much today...

ummm no my job dont allow me to be on all day, but i browsed and dint see this posted, it was blogged and 10 tonight so, i dunno. They can erase it if it is a double post.

Trap_Star
08-31-2011, 11:31 PM
idonno:idonno:

i hope so, i think peppers will be a beast for the panthers though...but we had to go with the potential franchise QB. hopefully his throwing motion wont be an issue.

EllisUnit
08-31-2011, 11:33 PM
i hope so, i think peppers will be a beast for the panthers though...but we had to go with the potential franchise QB. hopefully his throwing motion wont be an issue.

hmmm did i fall into a black hole and travel back in time :gun::gun:

Ckw
08-31-2011, 11:50 PM
so you guys think HWWNBM will be a better pick than harrington? i hope so. he needs to lead our new franchise to glory.

Come on TB. You know THAT name is never supposed to be mentioned around here. Delete it before the football gods smite us for good!

HAHAHAHAHA!!!! And that is not even TB. I knew he would know better. Shows you how easily we can be fooled by a person's avatar.

Trap Star, delete the name now, please. Quickly before the gods see it!

brakos82
08-31-2011, 11:51 PM
Come on TB. You know THAT name is never supposed to be mentioned around here. Delete it before the football gods smite us for good!

HAHAHAHAHA!!!! And that is not even TB. I knew he would know better. Shows you how easily we can be fooled by a person's avatar.

Trap Star, delete the name now, please. Quickly before the gods see it!
*sigh* get off of Geocities and onto Friendster already.

Ckw
09-01-2011, 12:31 AM
*sigh* get off of Geocities and onto Friendster already.

Huh?

http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/080/9/c/right_over_my_head_by_traumstdu-d3c6obu.png

brakos82
09-01-2011, 12:38 AM
Get with the times dudio.

michaelm
09-01-2011, 12:42 AM
Get with the times dudio.

Wha chew talkin' 'bout, Willis?

Ckw
09-01-2011, 01:29 AM
Get with the times dudio.

Well would you mind educating this old fart?

ObsiWan
09-01-2011, 01:45 AM
Well would you mind educating this old fart?

from the UrbanDictionary.com

DUDIO == an italian version of the word "dude"

(that was rather anticlimatic, actually)

Allstar
09-01-2011, 02:03 AM
http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh430/Prestadigitation/dumb_and_dumber_Moon.png

Ckw
09-01-2011, 02:37 AM
from the UrbanDictionary.com

DUDIO == an italian version of the word "dude"

(that was rather anticlimatic, actually)

I was talking about this post:

*sigh* get off of Geocities and onto Friendster already.

Ryan
09-01-2011, 07:05 AM
If he actually gets any team punishment, i guarantee it won't be for the Colts game.

Kaiser Toro
09-01-2011, 08:02 AM
I don't see the upside of him releasing this, other than to stroke his ego.

drunkcookie
09-01-2011, 08:14 AM
I doubt Arian was stroking his ego by posting his MRI...

The dude tweets his poetry and philosophy, which to me shows he enjoys sharing his feelings etc... with his followers...

I'm sure sharing his MRI wasn't a good move, but he did and it seems to fall in line with his open-book style on twitter...

Yankee_In_TX
09-01-2011, 08:16 AM
I don't see the upside of him releasing this, other than to stroke his ego.

He's made some dumb moves on Twitter the last few days. He needs to stop tweeting and work on his rehab.

I hope this was a series of one-time blunders and not signs of the personality he had at Tenn.

El Tejano
09-01-2011, 08:19 AM
Rick Smith said they will handle this privately.

Kaiser Toro
09-01-2011, 08:33 AM
I doubt Arian was stroking his ego by posting his MRI...

The dude tweets his poetry and philosophy, which to me shows he enjoys sharing his feelings etc... with his followers...

I'm sure sharing his MRI wasn't a good move, but he did and it seems to fall in line with his open-book style on twitter...

It's all part of the projected ethos. I am a big fan of Foster, and I like his schtick. However, this is one of those things that makes me perturbed given the "time, score and situation" due to the proximity of the season, the fragility of the team's momentum going into the season, this injury is re-occurring, and contract negotiations are on the horizon. IMO if he wants "off the field" Arian to be heard about football related matters, since his action hovers over the NFL's social media policy, he should do it when "on the field" Arian is producing - and I expect Arian to produce quite a bit, for the Texans and my fantasy team, Dr. Cameltoe.

The above is a narrative of one, but not limited to.

Dutchrudder
09-01-2011, 09:15 AM
If Arian can't play week 1 due to the injury, I won't be surprised if they suspend him. Tweeting an MRI is something I would expect from Ocho Cinco, not Arian Foster. Do you see Peyton sending out pictures of his neck?

Marcus
09-01-2011, 10:02 AM
Well, isn't this just wonderful.

He post's his MRI, to where outside medical experts are opining that he needs 4 week recovery time.

So, if he plays in the Indy game, and re-aggravates it, as I'm betting that he will, then he's going to make the coaches/staff look like idiots. I can see it already ... "Well, the MRI showed that he wasn't ready to play, so why did you play him?"

Yeah, Rick Smith certainly needs to handle this internally.

GP
09-01-2011, 10:11 AM
It's all part of the projected ethos. I am a big fan of Foster, and I like his schtick. However, this is one of those things that makes me perturbed given the "time, score and situation" due to the proximity of the season, the fragility of the team's momentum going into the season, this injury is re-occurring, and contract negotiations are on the horizon. IMO if he wants "off the field" Arian to be heard about football related matters, since his action hovers over the NFL's social media policy, he should do it when "on the field" Arian is producing - and I expect Arian to produce quite a bit, for the Texans and my fantasy team, Dr. Cameltoe.

The above is a narrative of one, but not limited to.

Agree.

If Arian can't play week 1 due to the injury, I won't be surprised if they suspend him. Tweeting an MRI is something I would expect from Ocho Cinco, not Arian Foster. Do you see Peyton sending out pictures of his neck?

Agree, Part II.

TexansFanatic
09-01-2011, 10:18 AM
Well, isn't this just wonderful.

He post's his MRI, to where outside medical experts are opining that he needs 4 week recovery time.

So, if he plays in the Indy game, and re-aggravates it, as I'm betting that he will, then he's going to make the coaches/staff look like idiots. I can see it already ... "Well, the MRI showed that he wasn't ready to play, so why did you play him?"

Yeah, Rick Smith certainly needs to handle this internally.

I doubt the Texans are dumb enough to play Arian before he's ready. But the problem Arian has handed the coaching staff and front office is that they no longer have the option of bluffing. They can no longer pretend Arian is well enough to start the first game.

Texan_Bill
09-01-2011, 10:22 AM
Come on TB. You know THAT name is never supposed to be mentioned around here. Delete it before the football gods smite us for good!

HAHAHAHAHA!!!! And that is not even TB. I knew he would know better. Shows you how easily we can be fooled by a person's avatar.

Trap Star, delete the name now, please. Quickly before the gods see it!

That wasn't me!! That was Trap Star.... :foottap: Look at the user name, not the avatar AND sig...

:vincepalm: Trap Star!

centexfan
09-01-2011, 10:27 AM
Tedy Bruschi says he’d target Arian Foster’s hamstring

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/09/01/tedy-bruschi-says-hed-target-arian-fosters-hamstring/

This is reason enough not to be advertising where to target.

Yankee_In_TX
09-01-2011, 10:36 AM
Tedy Bruschi says he’d target Arian Foster’s hamstring

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/09/01/tedy-bruschi-says-hed-target-arian-fosters-hamstring/

This is reason enough not to be advertising where to target.

In my first defense of the Tweet, I don't think the picture was a newsflash to 'hey, this guy has an injured hammie.'

That's be like if Peyton tweeted a neck MRi and Bruschi said 'I'd try to hit his upper core hard.'

Texan_Bill
09-01-2011, 10:42 AM
Tedy Bruschi says he’d target Arian Foster’s hamstringhttp://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/09/01/tedy-bruschi-says-hed-target-arian-fosters-hamstring/

This is reason enough not to be advertising where to target.

Good, that means Bruschi would be trailing Foster.

TexansFanatic
09-01-2011, 10:45 AM
Tedy Bruschi says he’d target Arian Foster’s hamstring



That strikes me as really silly. How exactly does one target a hamstring?

centexfan
09-01-2011, 10:54 AM
That strikes me as really silly. How exactly does one target a hamstring?

True. All that poking and prodding is free rehab. :) I just don't see the point of showing your weaknesses. His CBA twitpic was much better humor.

I'm not worried about the RB corps--so I'm not too worried regardless. Just let the thing heal and we'll ride Tate week one if need be.

TexansFanatic
09-01-2011, 10:58 AM
I'm not worried about the RB corps--so I'm not too worried regardless. Just let the thing heal and we'll ride Tate week one if need be.

I feel the same way. Sure is nice to have real depth for once.

I just wish they had let Arian rest his leg the entire preseason. What was to be gained from giving him any meaningless snaps?

Yankee_In_TX
09-01-2011, 10:59 AM
That strikes me as really silly. How exactly does one target a hamstring?

I've never played in the NFL, but I am guessing players target injured players a lot. Hamstring? Hit him low, try to push him into an uncomfortable cut...

TexansFanatic
09-01-2011, 11:02 AM
I've never played in the NFL, but I am guessing players target injured players a lot.

I don't have any doubt that's true. Targeting a knee or a shoulder or a neck, no problem.

But an interior thigh muscle? Silly.

drunkcookie
09-01-2011, 11:20 AM
I don't have any doubt that's true. Targeting a knee or a shoulder or a neck, no problem.

But an interior thigh muscle? Silly.

I think Bruschi mentioned something about getting off the pile and pushing himself up by putting pressure on the hamstring etc.., just anything to irritate it.. Whether that would work or not I wouldn't know...

Either way, everyone already knew Foster had a hamstring problem twice already this camp/preseason, and I'm sure they already knew where his hamstring was...

It was really no news... I'm sure other team doctors already knew the likely severity of it without actually seeing the one MRI image, based on it being such an issue for Foster this preseason...

CloakNNNdagger
09-01-2011, 11:53 AM
Back in the day of the Oilers, I would speak to Larry Moriarty on many Monday mornings. I remember him talking about players targeting his areas of muscle injury in general (such as pounding and gouging the muscle with their thumbs) when they were known........especially under piles.

Direct trauma to a hamstring will virtually in itself never lead to primary tears in uninjured muscle. If the hamstring is recently healed or partially healed, direct trauma to the uninjured portions of the hamstring seldom creates any significant problem. However, if that trauma is applied to the previous site of tear, it can easily place the whole muscle(s) in severe spasm......at very least taking the player out of the game. Or, if ignored and the player continues play, and the muscle is forcefully re-stretch, a re-tear is the likely scenario. The hamstring is not a single muscle. It is a group of muscles that cover a great deal of surface both in width and length. That’s why the last thing a team would want to identify the exact site of injury (as with an MRI) to target.

Marcus
09-01-2011, 12:48 PM
Back in the day of the Oilers, I would speak to Larry Moriarty on many Monday mornings. I remember him talking about players targeting his areas of muscle injury in general (such as pounding and gouging the muscle with their thumbs) when they were known........especially under piles.

Direct trauma to a hamstring will virtually in itself never lead to primary tears in uninjured muscle. If the hamstring is recently healed or partially healed, direct trauma to the uninjured portions of the hamstring seldom creates any significant problem. However, if that trauma is applied to the previous site of tear, it can easily place the whole muscle(s) in severe spasm......at very least taking the player out of the game. Or, if ignored and the player continues play, and the muscle is forcefully re-stretch, a re-tear is the likely scenario. The hamstring is not a single muscle. It is a group of muscles that cover a great deal of surface both in width and length. That’s why the last thing a team would want to identify the exact site of injury (as with an MRI) to target.

I don't know if this has been asked of you somewhere else Cloak, but since the MRI has been made public, what is your assessment? And what is your opinion of Arian playing in the Indy game, as far as reinjury/re-aggravation is concerns?

digitalswim
09-01-2011, 01:04 PM
Tedy Bruschi says he’d target Arian Foster’s hamstring

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/09/01/tedy-bruschi-says-hed-target-arian-fosters-hamstring/

This is reason enough not to be advertising where to target.

A funny thing I read about the MRI Foster linked was that he left his DOB and Social Security number visible on it. I guess he will not only be targeted by other players, but by identity thieves as well. Ouch lol.

:toropalm:

Hardcore Texan
09-01-2011, 01:05 PM
A funny thing I read about the MRI Foster linked was that he left his DOB and Social Security number visible on it. I guess he will not only be targeted by other players, but by identity thieves as well. Ouch lol.

:toropalm:

It's not his SSN. And his DOB can be found on wikipedia.

CloakNNNdagger
09-01-2011, 01:08 PM
I don't know if this has been asked of you somewhere else Cloak, but since the MRI has been made public, what is your assessment? And what is your opinion of Arian playing in the Indy game, as far as reinjury/re-aggravation is concerne?

This was my post before other media doctors offered their MRI interpretations:

http://www.texanstalk.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1764356&postcount=157 (http://www.texanstalk.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1764356&postcount=157)

and this one before the other:

http://www.texanstalk.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1764538&postcount=191
(http://www.texanstalk.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1764538&postcount=191)

Marcus
09-01-2011, 01:43 PM
This was my post before other media doctors offered their MRI interpretations:

http://www.texanstalk.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1764356&postcount=157 (http://www.texanstalk.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1764356&postcount=157)

and this one before the other:

http://www.texanstalk.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1764538&postcount=191
(http://www.texanstalk.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1764538&postcount=191)

Thanks Cloak. It's what I feared, but also about what I expected.

gtexan02
09-01-2011, 01:50 PM
http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=6913448

ATRAIN
09-01-2011, 01:59 PM
This was my post before other media doctors offered their MRI interpretations:

http://www.texanstalk.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1764356&postcount=157 (http://www.texanstalk.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1764356&postcount=157)

and this one before the other:

http://www.texanstalk.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1764538&postcount=191
(http://www.texanstalk.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1764538&postcount=191)

Cloak are you a Dr? My Dr. Friend pretty much said what you did. Im just wondering if this really is his MRI. Maybe its just me wanting to not believe he will be out and or nursing this injury all season. If so I really hope Tate can stay healthy and show us pre-season game 2 to us the first 4-6 weeks if not more. Screw fantasy football, I want my Texans in the playoffs!!

infantrycak
09-01-2011, 02:18 PM
Cloak are you a Dr?

Yes he is a Doc. A rather prominent one.

Hardcore Texan
09-01-2011, 02:33 PM
Cloak are you a Dr? My Dr. Friend pretty much said what you did. Im just wondering if this really is his MRI. Maybe its just me wanting to not believe he will be out and or nursing this injury all season. If so I really hope Tate can stay healthy and show us pre-season game 2 to us the first 4-6 weeks if not more. Screw fantasy football, I want my Texans in the playoffs!!

I am pretty sure he just stayed at a Holiday Inn Express one time. :brando:

:jk:

Yankee_In_TX
09-23-2011, 08:14 AM
...anyone standing by their 'ha ha joke is on the media and fans' comments? :stirpot:

El Tejano
09-23-2011, 11:47 AM
...anyone standing by their 'ha ha joke is on the media and fans' comments? :stirpot:

What made you ask that question?

Shaft75
09-23-2011, 11:56 AM
What made you ask that question?

He drafted Arian...

Yankee_In_TX
09-23-2011, 11:58 AM
What made you ask that question?

Nope, I did not draft him. But a lot of folks defended him by saying he 'got one over' on the media and fans by posting a fake MRI picture or by freaking us all out when in reality he was good to go. That we 'weren't understanding the humor.'

Anyone standing by those statements?

Hardcore Texan
09-23-2011, 12:36 PM
Nope, I did not draft him. But a lot of folks defended him by saying he 'got one over' on the media and fans by posting a fake MRI picture or by freaking us all out when in reality he was good to go. That we 'weren't understanding the humor.'

Anyone standing by those statements?

Crow is a dish best served cold?

Shaft75
09-23-2011, 12:45 PM
Nope, I did not draft him. But a lot of folks defended him by saying he 'got one over' on the media and fans by posting a fake MRI picture or by freaking us all out when in reality he was good to go. That we 'weren't understanding the humor.'

Anyone standing by those statements?

I forgot to say I was joking yankee! :runaway:

Conspiracy theorists sure did get this one wrong though. I seriously doubt that they would come in here and defend their stance.

Ckw
09-23-2011, 12:52 PM
Yeah, I was wrong. Foster was stupid to ever post the picture, and it would appear he hasn't taken the injury seriously enough as weeks later he still hasn't recovered. It's a shame.

Not sitting out for about a month straight may have cost Foster the season as this looks like it will be a hindrance all year. Very sad.

Double Barrel
09-23-2011, 12:52 PM
I think the only defense is that they were standing by our player. Wasn't it Arian himself that gave the impression that he was trying to jack with people?

Obviously, bonehead move in 20/20 hindsight. Bizarre, to say the least.

Thorn
09-23-2011, 01:05 PM
Foster has made questionable decisons in the past as well. Chalk this up to another one and move on. Healthy, he's still one of the best in the NFL.