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.
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.
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
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