Redskins LB Reuben Foster Tears ACL, Will Miss 2019 Season

Reuben Foster (56) with San Francisco 49ers in 2017. Photo by Damon Tarver/Csm/REX/Shutterstock (9295716k)

The Redskins were devastated on Monday after getting word that linebacker Reuben Foster had torn his ACL and will miss the 2019 season.

Foster suffered the injury while participating in voluntary offseason workouts with his teammates. During a non-contact drill, Foster fell to the ground clutching his knee. After being on the ground in pain for several minutes, he was carted off of the practice field.

The injury is a heart-breaker for Washington, which claimed Foster off of waivers last November after the talented defender was released by the San Francisco 49ers.

Foster was named an All-Rookie selection in his first year as a pro in 2017 after an impressive debut despite only playing in 10 games.

2018 was disappointing for the 49ers, who thought that he would be a long-term standout for their defense. After disciplinary issues and a failed drug test, the team released him in November.

The Redskins claimed him on waivers shortly thereafter, hoping to take advantage of the linebacker’s immense talent. Before even stepping on the field for the Skins, he appears to be set to miss an entire season due to his ACL injury.

The official injury announcement from the Redskins is pending.