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Reuben Foster | Linebacker | #56

Team: San Francisco 49ers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 4/4/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 228
College: Alabama
Drafted: 2017 / Rd. 1 (31) / SF
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49ers LB Reuben Foster (ribs) is expected to play Week 9 against the Cardinals.
Foster has been injured more often than he has been available so far as a rookie, but his latest injury only cost him one game. He is a needed upgrade for the defense with Adrian Peterson coming to town. Nov 5 - 8:15 AM

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49ers LB Reuben Foster (ankle, ribs) is listed as questionable for Week 9.

Foster looks on track to return after practicing on a limited basis. He's missed 6-of-8 games this year with multiple injuries. Foster's return would be an upgrade against the run.
Nov 3 - 4:45 PM

49ers declared LB Reuben Foster, RT Trenton Brown, WR Victor Bolden, CB K'Waun Williams, DB Dexter McCoil, LB Pita Taumoepenu, and DE Aaron Lynch inactive for Week 8 against the Eagles.

Foster and Brown were both questionable with ankle and concussion issues, respectively. Williams has a quad injury, and Lynch has a calf problem.
Oct 29 - 11:44 AM

49ers MLB Reuben Foster (ankle, ribs) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

Foster suffered a rib injury in Sunday's loss to Dallas and wasn't able to finish the game. That was his first action since suffering a high-ankle sprain in Week 1. Regardless, it looks like he'll be fine to play Sunday against Philadelphia.
Oct 25 - 7:03 PM

49ers MLB Reuben Foster was forced from Sunday's game against the Cowboys with a rib injury.

Foster just returned from a five-game absence. He was shaken up multiple times against the Cowboys before departing for good. He should be considered highly questionable for Week 8 against the Eagles.
Oct 22 - 7:02 PM

49ers LB Reuben Foster (ankle) is active for Week 7 against the Cowboys.

The No. 31 overall pick will slide in at middle linebacker. Inactive for the 49ers are WR Victor Bolden, DB Dexter McCoil, FB Kyle Juszczyk, LB Mark Nzeocha, DE Pita Taumoepenu, DL Aaron Lynch and OT Erik Magnuson.
Oct 22 - 2:37 PM

NFL Network's Steve Wychte confirms 49ers first-round LB Reuben Foster (questionable, ankle) will start Week 7 against the Cowboys.

He's back after missing the last five games with a high-ankle sprain. Ray-Ray Armstrong had been filling in for him on the weak side.
Oct 22 - 10:47 AM

49ers coach Kyle Shanahan expects LB Reuben Foster (questionable, ankle) to return against the Cowboys in Week 7.

"As long as there aren't any setbacks here in the next 48 hours, I feel pretty confident," said Shanahan. Foster should be ready after putting in a limited week of practice. The first-round rookie hasn't seen the field since suffering a high-ankle sprain in Week 1.
Oct 20 - 4:13 PM

49ers LB Reuben Foster (ankle) is inactive for Week 6 against the Redskins.

It's a surprise after the 49ers released NaVarro Bowman. Foster returned to practice this week, but still isn't completely over his high-ankle sprain. The rest of the 49ers inactives are OL Erik Magnuson, FB Kyle Juszczyk, WR Kerndrick Bourne, CB Leon Hall, DB Dexter McCoil, and LD Dekoda Watson.
Oct 15 - 11:39 AM

49ers LB Reuben Foster (ankle) is expected to play Week 6 against the Redskins.

It probably would have happened anyway, but Foster returning likely made the decision to cut Navorro Bowman a little bit easier. Foster has been sidelined since Week 1 with a high-ankle sprain.
Source: NFL.com
Oct 15 - 8:48 AM

49ers ILB Reuben Foster (ankle) returned to practice on Wednesday.

Foster was reportedly "moving well" during the portion of practice open to the media. He's also expected to partake in team drills later on. The first-round rookie hasn't played since suffering a high-ankle sprain in Week 1.
Oct 11 - 5:21 PM

49ers ILB Reuben Foster (ankle) is out for Week 4 against the Cardinals.

Coach Kyle Shanahan previously said he'd be "shocked" if Foster were ready for Week 4, so this comes as no surprise. Foster is making progress in his recovery from a high-ankle sprain but has yet to resume practicing. Consider him week to week.
Sep 27 - 5:27 PM

49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said he would be "shocked" if ILB Reuben Foster (ankle) played against the Cardinals in Week 4.

Even with 10 days to prepare for Week 4 instead of the usual seven, Foster remains a long shot to play against the Cardinals. The first-round rookie suffered a high-ankle sprain in San Francisco's season-opening loss to Carolina.
Sep 22 - 4:28 PM

49ers ILB Reuben Foster (ankle) is out for Week 3 against the Rams.

This was fully expected after Foster missed practice all week. Foster has a chance to return in Week 4.
Sep 20 - 4:59 PM

49ers ILB Reuben Foster (high-ankle sprain) has shed his walking boot.

Foster seems to be progressing quickly — he was claiming he would be ready for Week 2 — but he'll likely miss at least one more game after going down in Week 1.
Sep 19 - 3:42 PM

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