Alabama Crimson Tide linebacker Reuben Foster left Saturday afternoon’s game against Ole Miss on a cart after suffering a leg injury earlier in the game. What first appeared to be cramping which Foster returned from, he was carted off mid-way through the fourth quarter and taken back to the locker room.
Foster returned for his senior season to Alabama after winning a national championship in his junior year. While he assuredly would have been selected in the NFL Draft, he takes on the onus in 2016 of being the man at the linebacker position for the Tide, with the departure of Reggie Ragland (drafted to the Buffalo Bills) to the NFL.
If you went by tattoos, you’d assume Foster went to school at Auburn. Rated as the No. 1 linebacker in the 2012 recruiting class, the Auburn, Alabama, native initially committed to play his college ball with the Tigers. But following the firing of head coach Gene Chizik, Foster re-opened his recruitment and wound up with the Crimson Tide, Auburn’s mortal nemesis. This wasn’t the first time he had committed to Alabama: he had done so prior to de-committing the first time and switching to Auburn.
His commitment to the Tide has not wavered since getting on campus; he returned for his senior season to attempt to bring another National Title to Alabama. His back-up at his outside linebacker spot is junior Rashaan Evans, should Foster be forced to miss any time going forward. Alabama returns home next week to take on Kent State.