Redskins' Reuben Foster suffers serious leg injury at practice, reports say

Reuben Foster was seen being carted away from the Redskins’ practice Monday after suffering a left leg injury.

According to media reports, Foster had his leg placed in an air cast and could be heard sobbing as he was taken back to the team facility.

The injury occurred minutes into the Redskins’ start of OTAs, according to the reports.

Foster’s injury comes as the linebacker was gearing up for his first season in Washington. He had been with the 49ers since they drafted him in 2017 out of Alabama, but was released in November after he was arrested on domestic violence charges.

The Redskins were criticized for claiming Foster off waivers a few days later. It was expected that Foster would be suspended for the 2019 season, but the league opted to dock him his checks for the first two games of the season.

“I am grateful to the Washington Redskins and the NFL for giving me this second chance,” Foster said in a statement after the NFL’s decision in April. “I appreciate the support I have received from the league, my team, and my union to help me succeed. I want to thank commissioner Goodell for the time that he has spent with me and for his understanding of me as a person.

“I accept the NFL’s decision and want to say that I am truly sorry for my past actions and the people who may have been hurt by them. Going forward, I will follow the plan outlined for me and work hard to earn back the trust of my teammates, the NFL, NFL fans, and the community. I know that my success is all up to me, and I am committed to not letting you down.”

Foster, 25, recorded 29 tackles in six games before San Francisco released him last season.