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Texans fans and fantasy football league members see the light at the end of the injury tunnel for Arian Foster. Today Foster was back on the field with his team for the first time since the start of training camp.
Foster injured his calf during the team’s practice and started training camp on the PUP list. During training camp he got better, but a back injury kept him off the field. Foster did get injections before the Texans’ first preseason game to help alleviate his pain, but the side effect from the injections caused Foster to have some discomfort in his legs. Even though he was not on the field with the team Arian was working with trainers during these past few weeks.
Coach Gary Kubiak was happy to see his star running back in action. Kubiak was very quick to mention that Foster will not play in the team’s last two remaining preseason games. “I would love to but we’re going to be smart. Is it a must (that has to play in the preseason so he can) be ready for San Diego? I don’t think so.”
Kubiak also has to deal with another player having to miss games, but it is not due to injury. Antonio Smith got suspended for swinging a helmet at an opponent during a preseason game. He has appealed the suspension so he could tell his side of the incident but he was officially suspended on Wednesday for Week 1 of the regular season and the Texans’ two remaining preseason games. He also will lose about $400,000 in salary.
The suspension is a result from Smith losing his cool during the second quarter of the Texans’ second preseason game against the Miami Dolphins. Dolphins guard Richie Incognito grabbed Smith’s face mask and appeared to take a swing at him. Smith retaliated by ripping off Incognito’s helmet and swinging it.
“Obviously we’re disappointed. I think he’s as disappointed as anybody because he lost his composure,” Texans General Manager, Rick Smith said today. “That’s something Gary talks to our team about all the time. That’s the first thing. Obviously that’s something that we can’t have in our game. Secondly I think there’s an appeal process that has to take place. Certainly we will support Antonio in that effort and actually participate in that as well. I certainly believe they will consider. They’ll listen, they’ll give us some fair opportunities to give our side. I think we’ve got a legitimate case to present and hopefully they hear us.”
Smith is allowed to practice with the team for the rest of the preseason. He can’t play in the games. “In general, I feel disappointed, disappointed in myself that I was able to let him get to me in the way that he did that frustrated me, when knowing that that’s his whole game, that’s what he bases his skill level off of, and I let him take me down a road that led me into that path,” he told KRIV-TV in Houston.
Smith went on to say, “Initially, I was full of frustration. I swung the helmet, but I didn’t swing the helmet to hit Richie Incognito. If I was going to swing the helmet to hit Richie Incognito, it wouldn’t have been hard. He’s right there close. You can see how low the helmet was and how tight I brought it to my body.”
This incident can be used as a coaching tool for Kubiak to instruct his team why you should not lose your cool during a game. Hopefully the Smith’s teammates can learn from his mistake.
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The Houston Texans have activated running back Arian Foster off the PUP list.
This marks the first practice time for Foster since the second day of OTAs. Foster was injured in a non contact situation which turned out to be a calf strain.
Foster did not participate in training camp or the first two preseason games. Despite his calf being healed, he started having back issues during...
Even though Arian Foster was just activated from the PUP list on Wednesday after dealing with back pain, he believes he’ll be ready for the Texans’ season opener against the Chargers on Monday September 9th.
“Yeah, I’ll be ready,” said Foster, via ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
We’ll see what happens. I wouldn’t expect him to say anything different right now.
Arian Foster said he plans to be in the Texans’ starting backfield for the regular season-opener Sept. 9 at San Diego.
The star running back was activated from the PUP list Wednesday and went through his first practice since training camp began.
“I’ll be ready” said Foster who recorded a league-high 351 carries last season for 1424 yards and 15 touchdowns.
HOUSTON (AP) -- Houston running back Arian Foster has been removed from the physically unable to perform list and has practiced with the Texans for the first time since May.
Foster strained his right calf in an offseason practice in late May and struggled with a sore back after recovering from that injury.
Coach Gary Kubiak says Foster looked good in limited work Wednesday, but...
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