Texans RB Arian Foster: No heart procedure any time soon
HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Houston Texans running back Arian Foster says a casual conversation with a reporter led to a story about him considering a heart procedure, but the Pro Bowl running back says the report is not true.
Foster, whose condition forced him out of a game this season, released a statement just prior to noon about the report.
The statements reads: "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!"
An earlier report suggested that Foster said would "likely undergo" a heart ablation in about a month. An ablation involves the use of a catheter to correct structural problems that can lead to an abnormal heartbeat, according to the Mayo Clinic's official Web site.
The 26-year-old Foster left in the third quarter of Houston's 23-6 loss to Minnesota on Dec. 23 with an irregular heartbeat. Coach Gary Kubiak said after the game that Foster had also experienced the problem in a practice.
Foster rushed for 1,424 yards and 15 touchdowns in 2012.
The Associated Press contributed to this report
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