Originally written July 28, 2013 on NFL Injury Report:
Houston Texans running back Arian Foster will not play through a sore leg muscle at this point in the preseason, according to Mike Florio of NBC Sports. Foster originally injured his leg during offseason workouts and indicated to the media that he would be ready for the start of training camp. Unfortunately, that no longer appears to be the case. Foster indicated that the injury was “lingering” and that he would not rush himself back to the field. Though he only has “light soreness” in the leg now, the Texans star running back is not willing to risk further aggravating the injury. It’s no secret that Arian Foster has been Houston’s focal point over the last several seasons, but the Texans offense also has a phenomenal offensive line and a very capable starting quarterback in Matt Schaub. Plus, they have a very capable runner in former second round draft pick Ben Tate, so they should be just fine in the near future. It appears Houston’s offense can withstand an injury to Foster throughout the preseason to minimize the long-term risk to their backfield. They have done it before. However, they will likely lose some production out of their backfield without their all-pro running back. Follow @TheNFLInjuryRpt Looking for fantasy football advice?

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