Houston Texans running back Arian Foster is likely to undergo a heart procedure for an irregular heartbeat, reports Alex Flanagan of the NFL Network.
Flanagan reports that Foster has had to deal with an irregular heartbeat since he was 12. Foster was forced out of the Texans' Week 16 game against the Minnesota Vikings when the irregular heartbeat reappeared.
The procedure is likely to take place in a month.
The report indicates that Foster is considering a heart ablation, which is a procedure that can correct heart rhythm problems by using catheters to correct structural problems in the heart, according to the Mayo Clinic.
"I'll be OK," Foster said after being taken out of the Dec. 23 game against Minnesota in the third quarter. "It's a very minor situation, so I'll be OK."
Foster returned to action the following week and played in Houston's two postseason games.
A prolific Tweeter, Foster had yet to respond to the report as of Thursday night.