ARIZONA CARDINALS

Cardinals RB D.J. Foster tore ACL, MCL vs. Cowboys

Aug 27, 2018, 9:59 AM | Updated: 4:25 pm
Arizona Cardinals running back D.J. Foster (37) is helped off of the field during the first half of...
Arizona Cardinals running back D.J. Foster (37) is helped off of the field during the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)
(AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)

Arizona Cardinals backup running back D.J. Foster suffered a torn ACL and MCL on Sunday in a Week 3 preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys, coach Steve Wilks confirmed Monday. The news of his knee injury was first reported by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

The third-year pro injured his knee while attempting to evade a block during kickoff coverage and was carted off the field.

Foster, who attended Saguaro High School in Scottsdale and went undrafted out of Arizona State, had been used behind starter David Johnson and backup Chase Edmonds. He had even earned playing time and was listed on the team’s official depth chart over second-year pro and 2017 fifth-round draft pick T.J. Logan.

“Just personally for him, just really disappointed and saddened for him,” Wilks said, “because he had a great training camp. He was performing well, doing some great things — even on special teams he was standing out there as well.”

The versatile back, who spent some time playing receiver at ASU, rushed seven times for seven yards and caught five passes for 21 yards in the first two preseason games.

Foster played in three games for the New England Patriots as an undrafted rookie in 2016 before appearing seven times for Arizona last season.

Logan rushed six times for 86 yards, including a 59-yard touchdown jaunt, on Sunday against the Cowboys.

He and Sherman Badie could earn more carries in the Cardinals’ preseason finale this Thursday against the Denver Broncos.

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