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MRI of Arian Foster’s hamstring causes social media frenzy

HoustTexans running back Arian Foster posted this MRI image Twitter saying it was his injured hamstring.

Houston Texans running back Arian Foster posted this MRI image on Twitter, saying it was his injured hamstring.

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Updated: August 31, 2011 6:53PM



Houston Texans running back Arian Foster turned the fantasy football world upside down on Wednesday.

Last season’s league-leading rusher posted what he said was an MRI image of his strained hamstring on Twitter along with this message: “This is an MRI of my hamstring, The white stuff surrounding the muscle is known in the medical world as anti-awesomeness.”

The image showed a significant amount of “white stuff.”

Internet search engines lit up as draft-prepping fantasy players--and maybe even a few Texans fans--searched for the truth. The Texans have been calling the injury a “mild strain.”

After almost five hours of Twitter frenzy, Foster downplayed the injury. tweeting: “If I had a ‘significant injury’ why post it? I’ll be fine, it was jus meant to make fun of the whole situation. Humor is lost nowadays.”



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