Foust Fights Back

1 decade 7 months 3 weeks ago February 04, 2006 Feb 4, 2006 Saturday, February 04 2006 Saturday, February 04, 2006 7:57:56 PM CST in Tiger Talk

The last thing a wrestler wants to injure is his ribs, just ask Foust. Entering the season with high expectations, the 197-pounder suffered a rib injury in a November practice. No sooner was he back on the mat when he hurt his hip in Las Vegas.

"Getting hurt, you can't really see it coming, so you work so hard and there's nothing you can really do about it, just rehab and keep sticking with it," Foust said.

Foust is trying to rehab his final season, which he hopes he can end as an All-American.

"He's up here everyday training, if he can run, he'll run, if he can stay in a stance, he'll stay in a stance for thirty or forty minutes, and he's doing everything he possible can, besides doing what he's been doing on the mat, and it's made a difference," said Missouri head coach Brian Smith.

Foust is trying to erase the bitter memory of a fourth place finish at the Big 12 Championships last year. That cost him a chance at the NCAA Tournament.

"This is really the most important part of the season. They tell you the beginning really doesn't mean that much. It's how you finish the year," Foust said.

He hopes this year he can finish what he couldn't last year. Foust won the Big 12 Championship just two years ago. On Sunday, Missouri will honor him and two other tigers for Senior Day when Missouri takes on Oklahoma at the Hearnes Center.

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