The Alabama football team is counting on wide receiver Robert Foster to be healthy and in peak physical condition when the season starts in September. This might slow his progress some.
Thankfully, Foster is alright and won’t suffer any permanent damage. That doesn’t mean it doesn’t sound incredibly painful, though.
Judging by reports that detail the incident on BamaInsider, it was about as painful as something can get.
Foster was involved in an accident while riding a dirt bike. He was struck by a vehicle on campus by the Mal M. Moore Athletic Facility. Foster’s injuries, which included multiple lacerations, required 27 stitches to be patched up. There is no word on how this might alter his availability heading into the 2017 football season.
He certainly doesn’t appeared deterred by the incident.
“It’s my year,” Foster said in a video on Facebook. “I’m not giving up on nothing.”
The 6-foot-2 speedster is entering his junior year at Alabama and figures to have his biggest role on the team yet. He possesses elite speed, capable of running a 4.34 40-yard dash. Despite limited playing time, he’s shown he is an explosive player when he is on the field.
Foster and Alabama are both lucky this story didn’t turn out a lot worse.