Arizona Cardinals running back and ASU alum D.J. Foster suffered a torn ACL and MCL in the Cardinals' preseason victory over the Cowboys in Dallas on Sunday night, Cardinals coach Steve Wilks confirmed Monday.
Foster was injured during a kickoff late in the first quarter and was carted off the field following the injury. He will miss the entire 2018 NFL season.
"I’ve never been through an injury like this before, and it’s amazing to see all the support and love I’ve already received. I’ll always take God’s journey and plan and keep my faith!" Foster, a Scottsdale native who attended Saguaro High School, tweeted Monday morning.
I’ve never been through an injury like this before, and it’s amazing to see all the support and love I’ve already received. I’ll always take God’s journey and plan and keep my faith!
— D.J. Foster (@ASTATE_8) August 27, 2018
Foster starred at running back and wide receiver for ASU and was signed by the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent in 2016. He was part of the Patriots' Super Bowl LI championship team before being signed by the Cardinals off the Patriots' practice squad in September. He rushed six times for 19 yards and had 17 catches for 133 yards for the Cardinals last season.
Foster was listed as the No. 3 running back on the Cardinals' depth chart behind David Johnson and rookie Chase Edmonds.