Arian Foster Injury: Updates on Texans Star's Week 2 Status

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistSeptember 16, 2011

HOUSTON - JANUARY 02:  Running back Arian Foster #23 of the Houston Texans rushes for major yards against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Reliant Stadium on January 2, 2011 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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After coming out of nowhere to lead the NFL in rushing yards (1,616) and rushing touchdowns (16) last season, all eyes were on Houston Texans running back Arian Foster to see if he could turn in a repeat performance in 2011.

A hamstring injury has hampered him, however, and it caused him to miss Houston's Week 1 affair with the Indianapolis Colts.

Due to the tricky nature of hamstring injuries, Foster's status for Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins is still in question. In Foster's absence, second-year man Ben Tate received the bulk of the carries and rushed for over 100 yards. He figures to get the lion's share of the workload again if Foster is not healthy enough to play.

The Texans were incredibly impressive without Foster in Week 1 and Tate seemed to show that he could excel with extended playing time. There is no doubt that Foster will be the workhorse when he returns, Tate's solid play could be bad news for his impending contract negotiations.

Check back here today and throughout the weekend for further reports on Foster's status. Bleacher Report has you covered with all of the breaking news regarding Foster's injury.